Monday, June 10, 2002

Back from CGDC conference in Tampere, Finland. It was an excellent conference with lots of different perspectives on computer games. Hopefully, there will be a future follow up. All the keynote speakers (Greg Costikyan, Eric Zimmerman, and Warren Spector) had very interesting and thought-provoking things to say about computer games. Get your own copy of CGDC Conference Proceedings, Frans Mäyrä (ed.). It's the best anthology on computer games I've seen to this date. Here you will find contributions by Mark Finn and Julian Holland Oliver (Australia), Georg Lauteren, Peter Judmaier, Günter Piringer, and Jörg Piringer (Austria), Helene Madsen, Troels Degn Johansson, Lars Konzack, Jesper Juul, and Lisbeth Klastrup (Denmark), Oli Sotamaa, Aki Järvinen, Tony Manninen, Riku Suomela, Jouka Mattila, Eero Räsänen, Timo Koskiner, Petri Lankoski, and Satu Heliö (Finland), Julian Kücklich (Germany), Aphra Kerr (Ireland), Rune Klevjer (Norway), Susana Tosca (Spain), Craig A. Lindley (Sweden), Stuart Nolan, Geoff King, Tanya Krzywinska, Joanne Bryce, and Jason Rutter (UK), and Greg Costikyan, Tiffany Holmes, T. L. Taylor and Eddo Stern (USA). Foreword by Frans Mäyrä (Finland).


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