Pacman’s Canon in C#: A Quantum Interpretation of Video Game Canon

Pacman’s Canon in C#: A Quantum Interpretation of Video Game Canon The topic of what constitutes canon with a video game is an under-explored topic in critical discussion. We rely, as a field, on largely intuitive and insubstantial parameters for the elements that we choose to analyse. This paper outlines the role of canon in the creation of popular media franchises, and the specific complexities that arise from treating video games as part of the same broad spectrum as more passive media such as books and movies. It puts forward a theory of canonicty that allows for all expression of player agency to be canonical simultaneously for the purposes of analysis and discussion—this is a kind of quantum interpretation. It concludes with an argument as to why what we consider to be viable canonical elements within video games must be tightly constrained if we are to give ourselves the best intellectual base from which to function. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Computer Games Journal Springer Journals

Pacman’s Canon in C#: A Quantum Interpretation of Video Game Canon

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Springer New York
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Science, general
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2052-773X
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10.1007/s40869-017-0036-5
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