By Nina B. Huntemann, Ben Aslinger
A suite of formerly unpublished essays through either demonstrated and rising students on games within the international context. It represents the transnational nature of games by way of commercial, textual, and participant practices, and advances cross-disciplinary ways to online game stories. It comprises essays from students from seven nations interpreting online game cultures on macro- and micro-levels and investigates the becoming transnational nature of electronic play. They comment on countries now not often tested by way of video game experiences – together with the previous Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India and Brazil – and likewise provides new views to the worldwide gaming hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the us. by means of studying either the foremost markets in addition to areas and localities that experience often been under-served by means of dominant commercial gamers and under-examined via either newshounds and students, this assortment deals a extra nuanced, fluid, and hybrid photo of gaming. those essays additionally offer new instructions for video game reports because the box matures past the binaries of hardware/software, ludology/narratology, and major/indie improvement. as well as full-length essays, short snapshots of case reports are integrated. the variety of areas and views explored within the snapshots and full-length essays aid domesticate new flooring for study and element to possibilities for students attracted to the cross-pollination of gaming and globalization reports.