Platform Games

May — June, 2015


Platform Games engages the community histories and material practices of players who have transformed videogames from packaged products into open platforms for making their own ludic and aesthetic experiments. From real time attacks and tool-assisted speedruns to ROM hacks and hardware reproductions, in the aftermarket of the videogame industry, play becomes a form of game design located between human experience and the speeds and scales of digital media.

Coin Heaven
99 Exercises in Play
How To Lose “Super Mario Bros.”

all by Patrick LeMieux.

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