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Science Fiction Video Games

1st Edition

By Neal Roger Tringham

A K Peters/CRC Press

536 pages

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pub: 2014-09-10
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Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical a

Table of Contents

Video Games and Science Fiction. Game Narratives. Hyperfiction. Independent Games. Adventures. Computer Role Playing Games. Online Worlds. Alternate Reality Games. First-Person Shooters. Third-Person Shooters. Survival Horror. Computer Wargames. 4X Games. God Games. Toy Games. Space Sims. Others. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Neal Tringham is a videogame developer, a former astrophysicist, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is also a contributing editor of and contributor to the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Related Work. He has worked on a number of games, including Aliens versus Predator, Taito Legends, and Ghost Master.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games