Media and Communication is an international peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields.

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

Games Matter? Current Theories and Studies on Digital Games

Academic Editors: Julia Kneer (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Ruud Jacobs (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

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Grow Up, Level Up, and Game On; Evolving Games Research
Julia Kneer and Ruud S. Jacobs
Editorial | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Running Head: Video Game Nostalgia and Retro Gaming
Tim Wulf, Nicholas D. Bowman, Diana Rieger, John A. Velez and Johannes Breuer
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Do We Need Permission to Play in Public? The Design of Participation for Social Play Video Games at Play Parties and ‘Alternative’ Games Festivals
Lynn H. C. Love
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Games without Frontiers: A Framework for Analyzing Digital Game Cultures Comparatively
Ahmed Elmezeny and Jeffrey Wimmer
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Psychasthenia Studio and the Gamification of Contemporary Culture
Victoria Szabo
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
The Persuasive Roles of Digital Games: The Case of Cancer Games
Teresa de la Hera Conde-Pumpido
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Challenges with Measuring Learning through Digital Gameplay in K-12 Classrooms
Cristyne Hebert, Jennifer Jenson and Katrina Fong
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
Model Matching Theory: A Framework for Examining the Alignment between Game Mechanics and Mental Models
Rory McGloin, Joe A. Wasserman and Andy Boyan
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018
The Form of Game Formalism
Ea C. Willumsen
Article | Open Access | Published: 7 June 2018