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Understanding Digital Games

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Understanding Digital Games
1.  Understanding Digital Games by Jason Rutter
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  "A wide ranging and easy to read overview of approaches to understanding games - Shameless self promotion"
£24.64   Used & New from: £21.64

The Business and Culture of Digital Games: Gamework/Gameplay: Gamework and Gameplay
2.  The Business and Culture of Digital Games: Gamework/Gameplay: Gamework and Gameplay by Aphra Kerr
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  "Kerr is both rigorous and accessible in her style"
£19.39   Used & New from: £3.89

Handbook of Computer Game Studies
3.  Handbook of Computer Game Studies by Joost Raessens
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  "A broad ranging collection of papers on digital games more theoretically orientated than many collections"
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Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games
4.  Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games by Edward Castronova
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  "Castronova's ideas are often challenging but always interesting"
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Tomb Raiders and Space Invaders: Video Games in the 21st Century
5.  Tomb Raiders and Space Invaders: Video Games in the 21st Century by Geoff King
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  "Actually by Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska with the subtitle 'Videogame forms & contexts'"
£16.98   Used & New from: £10.44

ScreenPlay: Cinema/videogames/interfaces
6.  ScreenPlay: Cinema/videogames/interfaces by Tanya Krzywinska
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  "Great collection on the film/game links.  The Spectacle of the Deathmatch paper is worth the cost of the book alone ;-)"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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More Than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form
7.  More Than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form by Barry Atkins
The list author says:
  "More digital games stuff hot off the press from Manchester"
£11.34   Used & New from: £7.44
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture
8.  Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture by Tl Taylor
£21.65   Used & New from: £1.38

Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play
9.  Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play by Diane Carr
£19.54   Used & New from: £0.81

Chris Crawford on Game Design
10.  Chris Crawford on Game Design by Chris Crawford
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  "Agree with him or not, Chris Crawford is a man with vision."
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The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners
11.  The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners by Jacob Habgood
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  "A wonderfully presented book with all the info and tools to create your first game"
£20.67   Used & New from: £3.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
12.  Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals by Katie Salen
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  "A clear and well thought through introduction to what games are made of."
£27.97   Used & New from: £18.61
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture and Marketing
13.  Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture and Marketing by Stephen Kline
£17.65   Used & New from: £12.34

Trigger Happy: The Inner Life of Videogames
14.  Trigger Happy: The Inner Life of Videogames by Steven Poole
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  "An easy to read book that covers all the bases. Buy it - it's a bargain."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Half-Real: Video Games Between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds
15.  Half-Real: Video Games Between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds by Jesper Juul
£24.47   Used & New from: £13.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
16.  Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism by Ian Bogost
£24.34   Used & New from: £8.54

Postmortems from Game Developer: Insights from the Developers of Unreal Tournament, Black & White, Age of Empire, and Other Top-Selling Games: ... and Other Top-selling Games (Gama Network)
17.  Postmortems from Game Developer: Insights from the Developers of Unreal Tournament, Black & White, Age of Empire, and Other Top-Selling Games: ... and Other Top-selling Games (Gama Network) by Austin Grossman
£22.38   Used & New from: £2.28

The Ultimate History of Video Games
18.  The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent
The list author says:
  "An updated version of the well researched Kent's The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games."
£10.87   Used & New from: £4.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
19.  What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
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Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-learning and Other Educational Experiences (Wiley Desktop Editions)
20.  Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-learning and Other Educational Experiences (Wiley Desktop Editions) by Clark Aldrich
The list author says:
  "A recent addition to the games and computer assisted learning field."
£41.67   Used & New from: £3.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Digital Game-based Learning
21.  Digital Game-based Learning by Marc Prensky
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  "Why am I recommending this? If you are in the least bit interested in games and education you've already got it!"
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Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
22.  Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture by Johan H. Huizinga
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  "If you're interested in games you'll have to read this at some point so do it now."
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The Medium of the Video Game
23.  The Medium of the Video Game by Mark J. P. Wolf
The list author says:
  "A little patchy but better than digging out Wolf’s papers individually."
£14.99   Used & New from: £3.33

Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony Playstation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games
24.  Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony Playstation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games by Reiji Asakura
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  "A fascinating history of how the PlayStation came to be."
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Opening the XBox
25.  Opening the XBox by Dean Takahashi
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  "See the Xbox as part of MS' plan for world domination?"
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