Wednesday, 13 October 2004


Ludology (from ludus, the Latin word for "game"), to refer to the yet non-existent "discipline that studies game and play activities".

The author, Gonzalo Frasca, proposed to study the similarity and differences between video games and narrative. According to the author, many video games and narratives share the common elements of stories: characters, chained actions, endings, settings.

This is of particular interest to me as role play simulation is very much games with player generated narratives.

On this website, there are a number of other papers which I will be interested to read. As I explore this topic, I will post some of my notes and thinking here.

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