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Wednesday, January 25 2012

The Hidden Mythos of ‘Police Academy’

Exploring the strange parallels between the writing of mythologist Joseph Campbell and the first four Police Academy films.


Wednesday, May 5 2010

Homeward Bound: Odysseus, Frogger, and a Simple Teleology of Play

Why did the frog cross the road? Well, for many of the same reasons that Odysseus did.


Wednesday, December 10 2008

The Campbellian Myth of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island is one of the '90s' best examples of interactive fiction, and it accomplishes this by using a variety of narrative and game design techniques to deliver a Joseph Campbell experience.


Monday, June 9 2008

Zarathustran Analytics in Video Games, Part 10: The Value of Player Experience

The last installment of the ZA series (for now) is finally here, with L.B. Jeffries talking about why the critical focus should be on the experiences games can potentially generate as opposed to other approaches.


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