Launch Lecture: A Casual Revolution and the Future of Video Games

Join us for the book launch and panel debate for Jesper Juul‘s new book A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players, out now on MIT Press.

It seems like only yesterday that video games were considered the province of males between 12 and 35. Yet with the launch of the Nintendo Wii, with the proliferation of casual games in browsers, with music games and cell phone games, video games seem to have broken out of their cultural niche.

In this evening of debate, Jesper Juul (New York University Game Center) will introduce the new book, followed by a panel discussion on the rise of casual games and the future of video games. The panel consists of Mia Consalvo (MIT, author of Cheating), Nick Fortugno (Playmatics, formerly Gamelab) and Wade Tinney (Large Animal).