A mente e a máquina: desempenho, design de jogos e humanidades

Tamer Thabet


This article argues in favor of teaching video game design as a humanistic discipline. In The Art of Videogames (2009), Grant Tavinor defines video games as a form of fiction and art. Based on some of the ideas that Tavinor highlights, Chris Crawford’s standpoint on game designers’ preparation in Chris Crawford on Game Design (2003), and Huizinga’s description of the functions of play in Homo Ludens (1964), I will reason for the approach of housing the undergraduate game studies and design in the faculty of humanities as one discipline. The rationale of why the art and technology of games should meet in humanities emerges from the present state of games’ content in the mainstream games; that is, what they show and what they tell. This is of course a case for intellectual, enlightened, inspired, and thought-provoking game stories, and how this could be achieved in the humanities.


Videogame; Teaching

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