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  • n. A person who studies games


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  • As Jesper Juul , a ludologist, or game expert, at MIT explains, they create a communal experience that brings people together.

    Monopoly Killer: Perfect German Board Game Redefines Genre

  • It's one thing to object that there's no demonstrable cause and effect between gaming and violence -- that I would expect from ludologists in general and from the premier ludologist Dr. Castronova.

    Why Do Kids Kill?

  • At this point, I have no idea whether I'm a ludologist or narratologist, and I suspect I'm not alone.

    Ye Olde Disciplinary Punch-and-Judy Show

  • The words What Would Johan Do? should be taped to the monitor of every ludologist working, and all should be working toward the day when humanities scholars everywhere speak of the “ludic turn” with the same awe and annoyance they now bring to bear on the linguistic turn.

    Ye Olde Disciplinary Punch-and-Judy Show

  • I guess I am one of those who should be lumped as a ludologist, but I don't want to attack narratology or fight this battle of terms because I don't think creating a new label immediately creates a new discipline.

    Ye Olde Disciplinary Punch-and-Judy Show

  • Susana Tosca smiled evilly, and declared: "I will introduce you not as a narratologist nor a ludologist, but a hedonist."

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Personally I study games, but I am not a ludologist.

    thinking with my fingers

  • In Gamasutra's education-focused sister site GameCareerGuide's latest feature, modder and ludologist Finn Haverkamp dissects the story of the game.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles


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  • One belonging to a group of thinkers characterized by their insistence on treating video games not as a form of narrative or as a text, but instead simply as games, with the dynamics of play and interaction being the most important and fundamental part of the games. see the wikipedia article on Espen J Aarseth

    December 21, 2008