Are Japanese Games Really Special?: A comparison of representation of Japanese and Western games in Czech gaming press



Year of publication 2023
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
Description In our paper, we continue our work with the texts of selected Czech game magazines using discourse and content analysis, but in order to position Japanese games in the context of global game production, we collect data about mentions of games from other major (mostly Western) game producing countries and identify currents in their presentation in game press. Comparing the data to the data on Japanese games lets us verify if or to what extent Japanese games stand out. We cover a 25-year span from 1995 to 2020 to be able to identify patterns and changes through time in the images of selected countries’ games and to examine the position of Japanese games in a relatively recent discourse.

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