[SIGCIS-Members] Journal issue just published on European videogames of the 1980s

Laine Nooney laine.nooney at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 08:31:36 PDT 2017

Hi all! Just sharing a link and TOC for the latest issue of Well Played,
which is a special issue on 1980s European video games.

Guest edited by game designers and scholars at NYU's Game Center, Clara
Fernandez-Vara and Bennett Foddy. Enjoy!


ETC Press is excited to announce the release of the second issue of the
sixth volume of Well Played, a special issue on European Videogames of
the 1980s, edited by Clara Fernández-Vara and Bennett Foddy.

Pac-Man for the VIC-20: Game Clones and Program Listings in the Emerging
Finnish Home Computer Market
Petri Saarikoski, Jaakko Suominen, & Markku Reunanen

La Abadía del Crimen: Anatomy of a Cult Video Game in Spain
Jaume Esteve

Cammelli and Attack of the Mutant Camels: A Variantology of Italian
Video Games of the 1980s
Riccardo Fassone

An Exploration of the Historical Contexts of Nu, Pogodi!, a Soviet Era
LCD Game
Peter Smith & Joseph Fanfarelli

The curious world of The Hobbit: an early example of a dynamic gameworld
Helen Stuckey

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 with CfPs for 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, we hope 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 biannually. We have organized our editorial board so that
there are Editors (Ira Fay, Clara Fernández-Vara, Jane Pinckard and John
Sharp) help set up a blind peer review process. Our 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 we'll offer print versions for sale through Lulu.com.

For more information, and to purchase or download a copy, visit:

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:
drew ( at ) andrew ( dot ) cmu ( dot ) edu
For formatting guidelines,

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

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

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MCC <http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/mcc/> @ NYU <http://www.nyu.edu/> (incoming
July 2017)
Assistant Professor
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