I now have the final text and cover (left) and a publication date for my first book of games philosophy, Imaginary Games. It will be out 25th November 2011. If you don’t know what this book is about, click the link in this post (or the picture in the sidebar) to read the blurb.
Thanks to everyone whose supported this book project! I’m very proud to have my first book of philosophy coming into print this year.
Reviewers Wanted! If you write book reviews for a magazine or on your blog, you are welcome to write to me (follow the contact details on ihobo.com) for a PDF of the final text for review. If you intend a blog review, I request that you also submit your review to Amazon.
Also: check out these awesome endorsements!
In this well-researched book Chris Bateman explores the ambiguous territory between the fictional and the real, and slays some dragons hiding therein. Highly recommended.
Founder of the International Game Developers' Association
A wonderfully refreshing and inventive look at games of many kinds, but especially digital games. It is seriously philosophical, but Bateman, a professional game designer, draws on a huge variety of resources far beyond the writings of academic philosophers - fascinating and fun!
Charles Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
Chris Bateman’s Imaginary Games may just do for videogames what Noël Carroll’s The Philosophy of Horror did for scary books and movies.... not only philosophically compelling and interesting; it is also a great read. Bateman’s fluency in the relevant philosophical debates and history of thinking about games is both enviable and a pleasure to behold.
Director of Philosophy, LSU Department of Philosophy and
Cross-posted from Only a Game.