June 2013

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Ch. 11: Geocaching and Stories

Ch. 11: Geocaching and Stories

Chapter 11: The Geocacher As Placemaker: Remapping Reality Through Location-Based Mobile Gameplay by Ben S. Bunting, Jr.   Chapter Abstract: By linking players’ movements in the physical world to their accomplishments in virtual gameworlds, location-aware mobile games (LBMGs) have quite literally added a new dimension to in-game storytelling. Exploding the traditional boundaries of t… read more

Ch. 12: Familiar Strangers

Ch. 12: Familiar Strangers

Chapter 12: Proximity and Alienation: Narratives of City, Self, and Other in the Locative Games of Blast Theory by Rowan Wilken   Chapter Abstract: This chapter looks at key instances where location-based mobile games have been used to make connections with complete strangers. The focus, in the first half of the chapter, is on how these issues have been developed in the locative gaming… read more

Ch. 13: Interstitial Gaming

Ch. 13: Interstitial Gaming

Chapter 13: Playing Stories on the Worldboard: How Game-Based Storytelling Changes in the World of Mobile Connectivity by Bryan Alexander   Chapter Abstract: By looking at how storygames have been adapted for mobile devices, this chapter points to the practice of these games as being largely determined by the platform’s affordances (such as GPS capabilities) as well as the various socia… read more

Ch. 14: Transmedia Storytelling

Ch. 14: Transmedia Storytelling

Chapter 14: ‘I Heard It Faintly Whispering’: Mobile Technology and Non-Locative Transmedia Practices by Marc Ruppel   Chapter Abstract: Mobile technologies are often used to creative highly immersive, location-dependent narratives; more uniquely, though, transmedia fictions using mobile devices oftentimes don’t even require the audience to go anywhere at all. This means that mob… read more

Ch. 15: Medium-Specific Analysis

Ch. 15: Medium-Specific Analysis

Ch. 15: Narrative Fiction and Mobile Media After the Text-Message Novel by Gerard Goggin and Caroline Hamilton Chapter Abstract: This chapter situates the new stories, fictions, and formats for writing, reading, producing, and distribution narratives within the history of various reading platforms. We look at the increasingly strong relationship between narrative and mobile devices, stretching… read more

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