We are proud to announce that Dr. des. Federico Alvarez Igarzábal from the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP) has published his book “Time and Space in Video Games. A Cognitive-Formalist Approach”.
It’s a great read for anyone interested in VIRTUALTIMES.
What it’s about:
Video games are temporal artifacts: They change in time as players
interact with them in accordance with rules. In this study, Federico
Alvarez Igarzábal investigates formal aspects of video games that
determine how these changes are produced and sequenced. Theories of time perception drawn from the cognitive sciences lay the groundwork for an in-depth analysis of these features, making for a comprehensive account of time in this novel medium. This book-length study dedicated to time perception and video games is an indispensable resource for game scholars and game developers alike. Its reader-friendly style makes it readily accessible to the interested layperson.
Where to find it:
It can be ordered from the publisher’s website and on amazon.