Playing Nature Reviewed on Gamers with Glasses

28 Jun, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed on Gamers with Glasses

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was recently reviewed by Gamers with Glasses.

From the review:

The book itself is an academic analysis of video games from an ecological perspective. That is to say, it’s written by an academic for other academics who want to know what ecologists and a nature-centric approach can tell us about video games as pieces of media. Chang looks at a variety of games, from Neko Atsume, a cat collecting mobile game, to the Katamari series, a collection of stuff-gathering and world-destroying puzzle games. In order to look at nature in a variety of games Chang borrows a term from ecology: mesocosms.

Learn more and read the entire review here!