chapter  28
GAME STUDIES
ByGORDON CALLEJA, IVAN CALLUS
Pages 12

Digital games may have been considered cultish or adolescent two decades ago, but interest in them is now mainstream and ranges across diverse social and cultural groupings. Their appeal is now so broad and pervasive, and their inventiveness and their claim on a distinct aesthetic so compelling, that they demand attention from across the academic spectrum, prompting the rise of the multidisciplinary field of game studies.