Video Game Genre, Evolution and Innovation

@article{Arsenault2009VideoGG,
  title={Video Game Genre, Evolution and Innovation},
  author={Dominic Arsenault},
  journal={Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture},
  year={2009}
}
  • Dominic Arsenault
  • Published 26 October 2009
  • Art
  • Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture
This paper provides a critical overview of the notion of genre in game studies and in the video game industry. Using the concept of genre requires one to acknowledge the recent developments of genre theory in other fields of research; one such development is the contestation of the idea of generic evolution. After a comparative analysis, video game genres are found to differ from literary and film genres precisely on the basis of evolution. The technological imperatives that characterize video… 

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