In ELUDAMOS we want to challenge this misconception by celebrating the cultural and economic significance of digital game play in our technological world. We want to discuss digital games not only as recreational medium for digital natives but rather as a driving force which is shaping the future of our society. We see Wikipedia not only as a “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”, we see it also as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game in which editors compete for the top positions in elaborate high score lists detailing page edit statistics. In this sense digital play is at the core of what French philosopher Pierre Levy called demodynamics, a post-democratic process in which our networked society is increasingly gaining control over the dynamics of its own intellectual progression. It is this evolving cultural significance of digital games and digital game play that we want to capture and explore in ELUDAMOS.
The TOC is a combination of articles, reviews and a conference report.
- Ordinary Gamers - The Vanishing Violence In War Games And Its Influence On Male Gamers by Hartmut Gieselmann
- Emotion and Story in "Shadow of the Colossus": A Meta-Review by Peter Purgathofer
- Black and White: Attending the Games Convention 2007 by Ralf Stockmann