Dr. Leesing Publishes Article on Game Environments in Early Gaming

Sessional lecturer and CENES alumnus Dr. Dorothee Leesing published an article in Architecture and Culture titled “Boss Fight Game Environment: The High-Rise in Early Handheld Gaming.” Dr. Leesing shows how one of the first portable consoles, the Game&Watch made by Nintendo after 1980, uses the high-rise as a game environment, showing how two of the biggest markets, Japan and Germany, were both grappling with their fascist past via material urban structures and societal changes as reflect in handheld game environments.

Featured image: Wikimedia Commons; Schmidt, Peer. “Nintendo “Game & Watch” wide screen with game “Fire.” https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Nintendo-game-and-watch-wide-screen.jpg. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).