Ecogames. Playful Perspectives on the Climate Crisis


With the climate crisis and its repercussions becoming more and more tangible, games are increasingly participating in the production, circulation, and interrogation of environmental assumptions, using both explicit and implicit ways of framing the crisis. Whether they are providing new spaces to imagine and practice alternative forms of living, or reproducing ecomodernist fantasies, games as well as player cultures are increasingly tuned in to the most pressing environmental concerns. This book brings together chapters by a diverse group of established and emerging authors to develop a growing body of scholarship that explores the shape, impact, and cultural context of ecogames. The book comprises four thematic sections, Today’s Challenges: Games for Change, Future Worlds: New Imaginaries, The Nonhuman Turn, and Critical Metagaming Practices. Each section explores different aspects of ecocritical engagement in and through games. As a result, the book’s comprehensive scope covers a variety of angles, methodologies, and case studies, significantly expanding the field of green media studies.
Preferred Citation
op de Beke, Laura; Raessens, Joost; Werning, Stefan; Farca, Gerald(Hg.): Ecogames. Playful Perspectives on the Climate Crisis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2024. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/22100.
@BOOK{op de Beke2024,
 title = {Ecogames. Playful Perspectives on the Climate Crisis},
 year = 2024,
 doi = "\url{http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/22100}",
 editor = {op de Beke, Laura and Raessens, Joost and Werning, Stefan and Farca, Gerald},
 address = {Amsterdam},
 series = {Green Media},
 publisher = {Amsterdam University Press},
 isbn = {9789048557219},
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