24 July 2015
New title from David S. Heineman, "Thinking about Video Games: Interviews with the Experts." This book consists of a collection of interviews with a who's who of the video game universe. According to Michael Newman, author of Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium, "Heineman's conversations reveal the many dimensions of games as technology, industry, and popular art. This is sure to be essential reading to a wide audience of players, makers, and critics of one of our century's most defining forms of cultural expression."
22 December 2014
Just published....Playing to Win: Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play, edited by Robert Alan Brookey and Thomas P. Oates. This book explores the points of convergence at which gaming and sports merge and has been called "A timely volume, with a stellar array of authors" by Toby Miller, author of Blow Up the Humanities.
7 April 2014 The first book in the series has just been published--Playing with Religion in Digital Games. The book is edited by Heidi Campbell and Gregory Grieve and contains essays by some of the most influential scholars investigating the intersection of video games and religion. According to Paul Emerson Teusner of RMIT University, "This volume offers, finally, a space for legitimate discussions on the nature of 'play' within our notions of religious participation or spiritual searching. The greatest benefit of this book is that it highlights how engaging in digital gaming represents new questions about what makes a thing (be it a story, an action, or a symbol) religious."
1 May 2012
Two titles have now been signed to the series. The first is an anthology of essays addressing virtual worlds and religion, tentatively titled Finding Religion in Digital Games. The collection will be edited by Heidi Campbell (Texas A&M University) and Gregory Grieve (University of North Carolina). The second is a collection of interviews and conversations with leading figures in game development, game studies, and the gaming industry. This project will be directed and edited by David S. Heinemann (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania).
8 June 2011
Digital Game Studies is open for business. Today we registered the digitalgamestudies.org domain and officially launched the DGS website. DGS is a new book series dedicated to examining all forms of digital games. The series was founded and is edited by Robert Brookey and David Gunkel, both at Northern Illinois University, and published by Indiana University Press. The website was designed and programmed by David Gunkel and registration was funded by the Department of Communication at NIU.