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By Casey O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 0262028190

ISBN-13: 9780262028196

Rank-and-file online game builders carry videogames from proposal to product, and but their paintings is sort of invisible, hidden in the back of the recognized names of publishers, executives, or console brands. during this publication, Casey O'Donnell examines the artistic collaborative perform of general video game builders. His research of why online game builders paintings the best way they do sheds gentle on our realizing of labor, the association of labor, and the marketplace forces that form (and are formed by way of) media industries. O'Donnell indicates that the power to play with the underlying platforms -- technical, conceptual, and social -- is on the center of artistic and collaborative perform, that's crucial to the hot financial system. whilst entry to underlying structures is undermined, so too is inventive collaborative procedure. Drawing on wide fieldwork in online game studios within the usa and India, O'Donnell stakes out new territory empirically, conceptually, and methodologically. Mimicking the constitution of videogames, the e-book is split into worlds, in which are degrees; and every global ends with a md struggle, a "rant" approximately classes realized and instruments mastered. O'Donnell describes the method of videogame improvement from pre-production via construction, contemplating such facets as experimental platforms, "socially necessary" extra time, and the perpetual startup desktop that exhausts younger, at the beginning enthusiastic staff. He hyperlinks paintings perform to broader structures of publishing, production, and distribution; introduces the idea that of a privileged "actor-intra-internetwork"; and describes patent and copyright enforcement via and the state.

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