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Author Ruggill, Judd Ethan.

Title Tempest : geometries of play / Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (154 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Landmark video games
Landmark video games.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reading Tempest -- A genealogy of Tempest -- Contexts -- Life after Tempest.
Summary "Atari's 1981 arcade hit Tempest was a "tube shooter" built around glowing, vector-based geometric shapes. Among its many important contributions to both game and cultural history, Tempest was one of the first commercial titles to allow players to choose the game's initial play difficulty (a system Atari dubbed "SkillStep"), a feature that has since became standard for games of all types. Tempest was also one of the most aesthetically impactful games of the twentieth century, lending its crisp, vector aesthetic to many subsequent movies, television shows, and video games. In this book, Ruggill and McAllister enumerate and analyze Tempest's landmark qualities, exploring the game's aesthetics, development context, and connections to and impact on video game history and culture. By describing the game in technical, historical, and ludic detail, they unpack the game's latent and manifest audio-visual iconography and the ideological meanings this iconography evokes."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Tempest (Video game)
Video games -- Design -- History.
Video games -- Social aspects -- United States.
Digital video: professional.
Information technology: general issues.
COMPUTERS -- General.
Tempest (Video game) (OCoLC)fst01923140
Video games -- Design. (OCoLC)fst01166425
Video games -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01166440
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author McAllister, Ken S., 1966-
Other Form: Print version: Ruggill, Judd Ethan. Tempest. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2015 9780472052691 (DLC) 2015013797 (OCoLC)915496198
ISBN 9780472900107 (electronic bk.)
0472900102 (electronic bk.)
9780472121144 (ebook)
Standard No. AU@ 000058392952
DEBSZ 454932197
GBVCP 865794308

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