I recently published an essay in a special issue of the journal Well Played. The special issue was focused on “Theories of Well Played,” and edited by John Sharp. My essay, “Inhabiting Games Well (If not Uncomfortably…)” was one of several very interesting takes on what conceptually forms a foundation for Well Played games.
None, but try this on for size, direct from John Sharp: “Casey O’Donnell’s ‘Inhabiting Games Well (If not Uncomfortably…)’ is a great place to start, with its Science Technology Studies-meets anthropology deconstruction of what it means to take on a Well Played essay. In the process, Casey looks at the discomfort of negativity, considers whether we should remain polite and reverential, and ultimately seeks out line between value-policing and formalist reporting.” – Thank you John.
Get It (FOR FREE AND STUFF!!! But, you can also get it in print for a low price…):
O’Donnell, C. (2013). Inhabing Games Well (If not Uncomfortably.). Well Played, 2(2), 5-20.