Jesper Juul






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Jesper Juul
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Hi! My name is Jesper Juul and I am a video game theorist and occasional game developer.


Associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design.

Visiting Associate Professor at Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT.

Read my publications on video games.

Read The Ludologist, my blog on video games and other important things.

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My Books



A Casual RevolutionThe Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games

Why do we play video games even though they make us unhappy?
MIT Press 2013.



Half-Real bookHalf-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds

A theory of video games.
MIT Press 2005.

A Casual RevolutionA Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players

On casual games, the Wii, music games, and other games for "the rest of us".
MIT Press 2010.