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Gabriele Ferri <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:50:46 +0200
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Friendly reminder: the deadline for a 500-words proposals for G|A|M|E
5/2016 on "Games on Games" is October 5th, 2015. G|A|M|E also invites the
submission of playable demos (same deadline: October 5th, 2015). Final
papers due on February 20th, 2016.

Read the full CFP at

G|A|M|E Journal ( - ISSN:2280-7705) invites the
submission of analyses and reflections about the possibility (or lack
thereof) of creating playable critiques of video games and of game culture
at large. With this topic, G|A|M|E aims at exploring the feasibility of a
playable game criticism – a meta-level in which playing, designing and
critiquing overlap.

What are the defining characteristics of Games on Games? What is the
relationship between Games on Games and their precursors? What are their
epistemological bases? How can we situate Games on Games in the academic
world, in relation to more traditional analyses expressed in linear media?
Which theoretical contributions could Games on Games offer to designers and

Those who wish to contribute written essays will have to submit a 500-words
abstract by October 5th, 2015. Those who wish to propose a playable game
will have to send a 500-words executive brief, possibly with screenshots,
diagrams and/or a playable demo, by October 5th, 2015.
Notification of acceptance, for essays and games: November 5th, 2015. All
accepted authors will be asked to submit the full paper and/or full game by
February 20th, 2016. Those submitting a game will also need to produce an
author’s statement/critical introduction to their piece (about 3000

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