Democracy Dies playfully. Three Questions – Introductory Thoughts on the Papers Assembled and Beyond

Pfister, Eugen; Winnerling, Tobias; Zimmermann, Felix (2020). Democracy Dies playfully. Three Questions – Introductory Thoughts on the Papers Assembled and Beyond Gamevironments (Special Issue: Democracy Dies Playfully. (Anti-)Democratic Ideas in and Around Video Games)(13), pp. 1-34. Universität Bremen

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In this introduction to the special issue, we trace the digital game’s potential to represent (un)democratic political systems. We pose three central questions: Is the digital game an undemocratic medium? Is digital game development undemocratic? And: Are digital game communities undemocratic? By answering these three questions, we engage with the implications of different digital game’s narratives and game mechanics, with common concerns about working conditions in game development as well as with group dynamics in game communities. In every section, the contributions to this special issue are presented and linked to these overarching themes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Bern Academy of the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute of Design Research
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute of Design Research > Design History

Name:

Pfister, Eugen0000-0003-3422-4697;
Winnerling, Tobias;
Zimmermann, Felix;
Pfister, Eugen0000-0003-3422-4697;
Winnerling, Tobias and
Zimmermann, Felix

ISSN:

2364-382X

Publisher:

Universität Bremen

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anouk Bonsma

Date Deposited:

01 Dec 2021 09:00

Last Modified:

01 Dec 2021 09:05

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ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.15840

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/15840

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