Mobile Gaming Behaviors: An Exploratory Study of Mobile Game Players' Agency in Space and Time

Sky LaRell Anderson

Abstract


Mobile gaming’s prevalence requires understanding how mobile devices dictate the gaming experience in a variety of spatial and temporal contexts. Through interviews with mobile game players, this article reveals elements of corporeal agency that break traditional, or stereotypical, notions of gaming spaces and times. This article argues that mobile game players demonstrate a fluid relationship to time, space, and physicality. The analysis consists of sections dedicated to the three primary elements of mobile gaming’s corporeal agency: physicality, temporality, and spatiality.


Keywords


mobile games; agency; space; time; corporeal agency

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