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Ludology: The study of games

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For the serious discussion and analysis of games played on a computer, board, field or any other interactive media. The actual interaction and nature of the games are preferred topics, but other elements on top of this are welcome, as long as they are within the context of interactive media.

  • Discussion in the comments is highly encouraged.
  • When submitting links please include the author's name and the original title.
  • Please do not vote on articles you have not read.

For those unfamiliar with Ludology, you may find Jesper Juul's blog The Ludologist a great read for the topics we're looking for and discussing here.

For further reading, we also suggest:


For subscribers and visitors of /r/Ludology, you might also like:

  • /r/GameDesign:For topics related to the design of rulesets for interactive entertainment systems - video games, board games, tabletop RPGs, or any other type.
  • /r/GameSociety: Hosts periodic discussions of games chosen by its members (like a "book club" for video games).
  • /r/GameDev: For questions, advice, and discussion on the topic of game development, including music, art, engines, marketing, physics, programming, math, and business.
  • /r/VideoGameAnalysis: For all things related to critical analysis of video games.

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