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Video Games Around the World

Mark J. P. Wolf

Abstract

Video games have become a global industry, and their history spans dozens of national industries, where foreign imports compete with domestic productions, legitimate industry contends with piracy, and national identity faces the demands of the global marketplace. This volume describes video game history and culture across every continent, with essays covering areas as disparate and far-flung as Argentina and Thailand, Hungary and Indonesia, Iran and Ireland. Most of the essays are written by natives of the countries they discuss, including game designers and founders of game companies, offerin ... More

Keywords: video games, national culture, video game history, media studies, popular culture, global culture, video game industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262527163
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark J. P. Wolf, editor
Concordia University Wisconsin

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Introduction

Mark J. P. Wolf

Africa

Wesley Kirinya

Arab World

Radwan Kasmiya

Argentina

Graciela Alicia Esnaola Horacek, Alejandro Iparraguirre, Guillermo Averbuj, and María Luján Oulton

Australia

Thomas H. Apperley and Daniel Golding

Austria

Konstantin Mitgutsch and Herbert Rosenstingl

Brazil

Lynn Rosalina Gama Alves

Canada

Dominic Arsenault and Louis-Martin Guay

China

Anthony Y. H. Fung and Sara Xueting Liao

Colombia

Luis Parra and Global Game Designers Guild (GGDG)

Czech Republic

Patrik Vacek

Finland

Frans Mäyrä

France

Alexis Blanchet

Germany

Andreas Lange and Michael Liebe

Hong Kong

Benjamin Wai-ming Ng

Hungary

Tamás Beregi

India

Souvik Mukherjee

Indonesia

Inaya Rakhmani and Hikmat Darmawan

Iran

Ahmad Ahmadi

Ireland

Deborah Mellamphy

Italy

Enrico Gandolfi

Japan

Jennifer deWinter

Mexico

Humberto Cervera and Jacinto Quesnel

The Netherlands

Christel van Grinsven and Joost Raessens

New Zealand

Melanie Swalwell

Peru

Arturo Nakasone

Poland

P. Konrad Budziszewski

Portugal

Nelson Zagalo

Russia

Alexander Fedorov

Scandinavia

Lars Konzack

Singapore

Peichi Chung

South Korea

Peichi Chung

Spain

Manuel Garin and Víctor Manuel Martínez

Switzerland

Matthieu Pellet and David Javet

Thailand

Songsri Soranastaporn

Turkey

Cetin Tuker, Erdal Yılmaz, and Kursat Cagiltay

United Kingdom

Tristan Donovan

United States of America

Mark J. P. Wolf

Uruguay

Gonzalo Frasca

Venezuela

Thomas H. Apperley

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