Chaos at the Europoort : Performance, Empathy and Materiality in Euro Truck Simulator 2

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Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2017

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Title11th International Philosophy of Computer Games Conference (PCG2017)
LocationJagellonian University
PlacePoland
CityKrakow
Period28 November - 1 December 2017

Abstract

This paper discusses the conditions of possibility for relating to, understanding, and appreciating “gameplay performances”, that is, computer games as played by other people, through an existential-ludological and phenomenological analysis of 'mundane vehicle simulators', in particular Euro Truck Simulator 2 (2012, later ETS2) with TruckersMP multiplayer mod (2014). It appears that as facing the player with a distinctive existential condition characteristic to computer games, but lacking many of the other characteristics commonly associated with computer games, mundane vehicle simulator like ETS2 provides a ‘test case’, which allows ‘isolating’ the effects its distinctive existential condition has to the nature of technology-enabled performance, thus opening new avenues of enquiry in the relatively untheorised area of gameplay as performance (Fernandez-Vara 2008; Owen 2017; Causey 2003; Dixon 2007);

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  • computer games, performativity, performance, philosophy of technology, philosophy of computer games, performance studies, creative media

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Chaos at the Europoort : Performance, Empathy and Materiality in Euro Truck Simulator 2. / LEINO, Olli Tapio.

2017. Paper presented at 11th International Philosophy of Computer Games Conference (PCG2017), Krakow, Poland.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review