Games are to Work as Rules are to Play- Cynthia Jones

Mr. Golumbia, the idea, you question in Games without Play; that games need to have a set of rules while also having a flexibility to be play I find intriguing. And if games don’t have that flexibility then it isn’t play. You go beyond that too, asking the question whether or not we actually are…

Can There Be Game Without Play

Can There Be Game Without Play  How does one define play or game? David Golumbia says that play is what we do when using a game. When I sit down and use a game, I consider myself as playing that game. Golumbia believes that the words game and play are being misunderstood. In the article…

Is It Gaming or Working?

While reading Games Without Play by David Golumbia, you may feel intrigued to carry on with reading his work, or perhaps feel like the concepts are dragging on and that he should just get to the point. Whatever the case may be, you cannot deny the fact that Golumbia invokes all types of ideas into…

Games Without Play Response

Golumbia’s writing was very interesting and most definitely thought provoking. I would like to focus on one of the sections called “Gaming as Work” and the idea that games are work,  and the pleasure we get out of it, is the pleasure of completion. Throughout his writing Golumbia presents a fair argument, and broadens the ideas…