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Le game design de jeux vidéo : une approche communicationnelle et interculturelle

Abstract : Considering that each culture has a different understanding of what it means to play , one of the key question that the video games industry raises every day can be summarized by the following sentence: how can I make various kinds of people play with a same product ? This question needs other inquiries to get some answers : do the videogame industry produces a transnational culture of play, that creates homogenization through minds and practices ? If it s not the case, how can we understand the planetary success of videogames ? Game design allows to explore these issues as it concerns the process of transmitting the will to play to an individual. This exploration begins with the definition of the video game industry as a particular culture, with his own history, norms and representations. A second chapter focus on the conceptual tools that can be used to understand how a game is designed to present a certain playability . Finally, a third part reports an analysis of ethnomethods and interpretative procedures that players used in an online game to get involved in a ludic universe. These three chapters show that, in order to understand the phenomenon, it is essential to support the thesis according to which an intercultural ludic mediation is not carried out by the influence of the game on the player but results from a construction which creates contradictions and complementarities within the act of play.
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Sébastien Genvo. Le game design de jeux vidéo : une approche communicationnelle et interculturelle. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006METZ010L⟩. ⟨tel-01752374⟩



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