Well Played journal 1:5

ETC Press has announced the release of the first issue of the fifth volume of
Well Played. The journal issue is available at http://press.etc.cmu.edu/content/volume-5-number-1

A Narrative Dream: The Unfinished Swan
Eric Guadara

Handing Differences in Skills: Parents and Kids Playing Trime and Little Big Planet
Wolmet Barendregt

Night Eyes, Jargon, and You: The Language of Power within World of Warcraft
Christopher Hornyak

The Significance of Death, Cake, Companion Cube, and the Potato in the Portal series
Lisa Yamasaki

Unintended Consequences: Malaria and Orientalist Discourse in Far Cry 2
Marcus Hensel

Do Cyborgs Dream of the Perfect Pump?: Warframe and Gender
Timothy Welsh

The Well Played Journal is a forum for in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. It is a reviewed journal open to submissions that will be released on a regular basis with high-quality essays.

Contributors are encouraged to analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create a fulfilling playing experience unique to this medium. Through contributors, the journal will provide a variety of perspectives on the value of games.

The goal of the journal is to continue developing and defining a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis. By inviting contributors to look closely at video games and the experience of playing them, the journal hopes to expand the discussion, and show how games are well played in a variety of ways.

The Well Played Journal has been receiving enough quality submissions to be published quarterly. Editorial board is organized so that there are Associate Editors (Jane Pinckard and John Sharp) and Assistant Editors (Ira Fay and Clara Fernandez) to help set up a blind peer review process. The goal is to publish great essays. There won’t be a subscription, although as with all ETC Press publications, all issues will be available for download for free, and print versions are offered for sale through Lulu.com.

For more information: http://press.etc.cmu.edu/wellplayed

The ETC Press is an academic and open-source publishing imprint that distributes its work in print, electronic and digital form. Inviting readers to contribute to and create versions of each publication, ETC Press fosters a community of collaborative authorship and dialogue across media. ETC Press represents an experiment and an evolution in publishing, bridging virtual and physical media to redefine the future of publication.

All submissions and questions should be sent to:

Formatting guidelines: http://press.etc.cmu.edu/files/WellPlayed-Guidelines-New.doc.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/etcwellplayed

ISSN 2164-344X (Print)
ISSN 2164-3458 (Online)

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