The Rebecca Game is a child response to the Ivanhoe game. Games like Ivanhoe are interventions and Rebecca, as its given name suggests, is an intervention after Ivanhoe. It is entranced by Ivanhoe. It is a daughter.
These notes are from my conversation with Steve Ramsay.
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Terra Nova is a blog by multiple authors on MMORPGs, toy worlds, social worlds and other “realms of emergent collective reality”. The authors discuss things like how “Avatars Become Storefronts” – how markets emerge slowly, but irresistably, for/in games for exchanging things.
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LUCKY WANDER BOY is a novel about a character obsessed with computer games. Like “Run Lola Run” (the movie) the structure of the novel has game-like features as does the plot. The narrator moves through levels. There are a number of “replay” chapters at the end that play out different endings.
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Steve Ramsay quote from McLuhan on Computer Games
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This story from the New Scientist reports on a study that male avatars on EverQuest sold more than female avatars, even taking in consideration equal characteristics.
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Jonas Smith has a good introductory article on Computer Game Research 101. It covers types of research and has a good introductory bibliography.
This is on the Games Research site at http://www.game-research.com/.
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There is a great companion to the piece on “Ethics and Video Games” by Justin Hall on A Survey of Game Writing Online at http://www.ojr.org/ojr/ethics/1049994396.php.