Welcome to our humble Video Game Academy, a guide to the best scholarly work in games.
We are a team of amateur and professional academics, connoisseurs of literature and media with a wish to bridge the worlds of popular culture and intellectual discourse through sharing our love of video games.
Join us for in-depth reads of classic games, meta-reviews, and unexpected perspectives–drawing on the humanities and history, science and the social sciences, and the insights of working developers and fan communities alike–releasing on a weekly basis.
From this past week, our first with the site going live:
- In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, and his vision of a more equal world, here’s a look at the work of “The Gamer Godfather You’ve Never Heard Of,” Jerry Lawson, produced by The Nod.
- And to pay our respects to Christopher Tolkien, son of JRR Tolkien and literary steward of Middle-earth, here’s our nod to Corey Olson’s “Exploring The Lord of the Rings,” onsite as it were.
- Check out our various courses, archived and in progress, on EarthBound, FFVI, Little Inferno, etc.
- Poke around the academic resources amassed so far and get a sense of the shape of this project. We’re very glad you’re here, and we hope to hear from you!
Have a prosperous 2020!