Ludology, Narratology and Philosophical Hermeneutics
Arjoranta, J., & Karhulahti, V. (2014). Ludology, Narratology and Philosophical Hermeneutics. In DiGRA Nordic '14: Proceedings of the 2014 International DiGRA Nordic Conference. Digital Games Research Association. Retrieved from http://www.digra.org/digital-library/publications/ludology-narratology...
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In this article we present the hermeneutic method as a tool for analyzing game studies discourses. We use Markku Eskelinen’s profusely interpreted “The Gaming Situation” (2001) as a case study. Our premise is that whereas the hermeneutic method is academically well-established, its conscious application is not. It is suggested that with conscious application of the hermeneutic method the persistent and problematic questions in game studies, like those related to narrative, definition, and art, gain potential to be treated with increased sophistication.
PublisherDigital Games Research Association
Is part of publicationProceedings of Nordic DiGRA 2014. Digital Games Research Association.