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Play Anything
Author: Ian Bogost

ISBN: 9780465051724
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13 September 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.5
Description:
"Play Anything is nothing short of brilliant... I will be recommending this provocative and entertaining book to everyone I know.” --Jane McGonigal, bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter

Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we’d ever call fun. But what if we’ve gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities.

The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn’t be soccer if it wasn’t composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn’t be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristi...

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