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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Gamer: Reframing Subversive Play in Story-Based Games

  title={How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Gamer: Reframing Subversive Play in Story-Based Games},
  author={Theresa Jean Tanenbaum},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
Much like books have “implied readers” and films have “implied viewers”, games have “implied players”. The ways in which these implied players are constructed have material implications for how games are designed and studied. In this paper I explore a pervasive narrative about the ways in which players seek to subvert the desires of game designers and storytellers. This narrative of the subversive player has informed extensive research and design in both commercial games and scholarly… 

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