Play with me: Exploring the autobiographical through digital games


Poremba Cindy
2007 Situated Play

This paper uses two game-based artworks by Mary Flanagan (primarily [domestic] and to a lesser extent [rootings]), to examine autobiography in the form of digital games. Specifically, it explores the ways in which these games construct/represent subjectivity, how they negotiate agency (both within the work and within the realm of cultural production), and how the game form structures selfnarrative. This is framed in relation to theoretical work from both autobiography and game studies.