Search for dissertations about: "World of Warcraft"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words World of Warcraft.

  1. 1. The Sociality of Gaming : A mixed methods approach to understanding digital gaming as a social leisure activity

    Author : Lina Eklund; Karin Bergmark; Lars Udehn; Mia Consalvo; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Digital games; video games; computer games; online gaming; gender; sociality; social relationships; social interaction; everyday life; MMO; World of Warcraft; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation is an exploration of the practice of social digital gaming, using a mixed methods approach with complementary data and analytical methods. The main themes are the prevalence and meaning of gamers’ experiences of social gaming and the underlying structures limiting or assisting social gaming, both material and social. READ MORE

  2. 2. Co-creative Game Design as Participatory Alternative Media

    Author : Patrick Prax; Christian Christenen; Else Nygren; Annika Waern; Esther MacCallum-Stewart; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Co-creation; co-creative game design; game design; participation; alterna-tive media; critical media; open innovation; modding; add-ons; MMOs; MMORPG; World of Warcraft; Diablo 3; interface;

    Abstract : The possibility of co-creation exists for all media, but game design has developed a culture that is unusually open to co-creation. This dissertation investigates significant cases of co-creation in mainstream games in order to explore how games can be co-created as alternative or critical media by their players. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sacred Games - Becoming Gods : Priming digital game ethics

    Author : Anders Falk; Lena Trojer; Jenny Brusk; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Digitisation; digital games; media-technologies; medium; game ethics  Rite of passage; Agential cut; difference; rhizome; feminist technoscience; technoscience;

    Abstract : The point of departure for my research is a perceived breach and resulting dissonance between how digital games and other parts of society that are similar in form, enact certain aspects of life. This shift was made especially clear in massive multiplayer games in 2004 with the release of World of Warcraft, the design of which panders to cultural weak points, rather than attempting to mimic them. READ MORE