Understanding the Language of Game Studies: Beyond the Dichotomy of "game" and "play" Julian Alvarez - 2021


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Author(s) : Julian Alvarez
Editor : Etudes de communication
Date : 2021
Lang : Lang


English-speaking literature currently dominates game and play studies. French-speaking researchers must necessarily read and write in English to study them. In the first chapter of such an approach, it is often mentioned that "play" refers to activity and "game" to the artefact. But there are subtleties that quickly undermine such a dichotomy. In this article, we propose a correspondence table between 18 items to help French-speaking researchers better understand English-speaking notions related to game and play studies.

Keywords : game studies, game, play, activity, artefact, gameplay, translation