- Trigger Happy (book)
"Trigger Happy" is a book by
Steven Poole, examining videogames in terms of their aestheticappeal - what makes certain games more funto play than others. It covers aspects such as the effective use of spaceand perspective in videogames, rewards and progression through games, the designof an appealing video game characterand the debate over violence in games.
In different editions (published by
Fourth Estate(ISBN 1-84115-121-1) and Arcade Publishing(ISBN 1-55970-598-1), it has had the subtitles "The Inner Life of Videogames" and "Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution".
"Trigger Happy" was released for free in
pdf formatunder a Creative Commonslicense in 2007. The book may be downloaded from the author's website.
Video game studies
List of books on computer and video games
* [http://stevenpoole.net/trigger-happy/ "Trigger Happy"] at [http://stevenpoole.net/ Steven Poole official website]
* [http://www.gameshrine.co.uk/features/stevenpooleinterview.htm Gameshrine.co.uk interview with Steven Poole]
* [http://polygonweb.online.fr/apoole.htm Polygon Web interview with Steven Poole]
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