Jesper Juul

Århus, Denmark



Jesper Juul is Visiting Assistant Professor at the New York University Game Center. He is the author of Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds and A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players, both published by MIT Press.

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The indie explosion that’s been going on for 30 years (give or take)

Polygon has kindly published an excerpt from Handmade Pixels.

This is an excerpt from my history chapter, “A selective History of Independent Games”. My concern here is the prehistory of independent games and the central question: is independent game development new or old?

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Half-Real: Video Games Betw...

3.86 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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The Art of Failure: An Essa...

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A Casual Revolution: Reinve...

3.55 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Handmade Pixels: Independen...

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“This is what games do: they promise us that we can repair a personal inadequacy—an inadequacy that they produce in us in the first place.”
Jesper Juul, The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games

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