“Fictionality Is Broken: Ludo-Realism and the Non-Fictionality of Game Worlds” Espen Aarseth, IT-University Copenhagen.

This talk will address the discussion between ludo-fictionalists and ludo-realists of whether ‘fiction’ is an adequate perspective on ludic objects and spaces. I will present a ludo-realist perspective and argue that it solves many of the long-standing problems of understanding games as representational media, such as the unsuccessful use of games for teaching and the violent game effects debate.