Dreamcast Worlds - Crowdfunded Book
Zoya Street is planning to expand her 30,000-word MA thesis written at the Royal College of Art on the RPG Skies of Arcadia, into a book covering three different Dreamcast games.
My thesis came in three parts. First, a thorough documentary history of how Skies of Arcadia and other games for Dreamcast as well as RPGs for other platforms were being developed and discussed. The second chapter examined theoretical perspectives from a range of disciplines on how we can read game space, and how these readings apply to Skies of Arcadia. The third chapter looks at cultural themes in the game from the point of view of cultural exchange in a global information network. In the end, the entire thesis comes full circle, finding that the technological and economic changes happening on a wider scale as described in chapter one were reflected in the spatial designs analysed in chapters two and three.
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