• Dale Leorke


This chapter introduces the overarching concepts and argument of the book. It begins with a brief overview of location-based gaming and its historical context. I then outline the two key claims made about location-based games in the scholarly and mainstream discourses around them. These claims relate to their potential to engage their players with, or disconnect them from, the people and physical environment around them through the game.


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  • Dale Leorke
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  1. 1.Centre of Excellence in Game Culture StudiesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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