2017 marks the 20th anniversary for two seminal game studies books: Espen Aarseth’s Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature and Janet Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace. Though important works by Sutton-Smith, Callois, Suits and others predate Aarseth and Murray’s books, these two books served as seeds for game studies as a discipline. To reflect on this milestone, Ian Bogost, Mary Flanagan and Janet Murray will discuss the first 20 years in the study of games as focused discipline. Moderated by John Sharp.

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