I ♥ E-Poetry Games

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The exploration of the expressive and communicative potential of language in digital media leads to a fruitful conversation with one of its most important native genres: the videogame. The entries listed below (in alphabetical order by author’s last name) all review works that use game or videogame structures to organize language to a variety of effects. A popular use is to recreate or repurpose game engines and the virtual environments they make possible as writing spaces. Another is to create interfaces that encourage play. As generations of gamers come of age, their familiarity with programming, level editors, and open source game authoring software (such as Scratch and Twine) will lead to increased blending of literary and videogame structures and genres.

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