Today marks the fifth anniversary of this blog. Who would have thought?
Some little known information:
- Blogging continues to be fun. I never had the kind of blog crisis that I hear about. The frequency varies, but there are always more things to blog.
- The blog title is somewhat tongue in cheek, and perhaps always a little too close to Gonzalo Frasca’s Ludology.org blog.
- The title should suggest a magazine for “ludologists” the same way there is a magazine called The Economist. It was not to suggest that I am the ludologist.
- The most popular post ever was the one with Spore screenshots.
- The description “My name is Jesper Juul, and I am a ludologist” is supposed to sound like Alcoholics Anonymous. I liked the idea that it would be something you would be somewhat embarrassed to admit to being, but also something you could never quite escape from.
- Until October 2007 I was running the blog on a Linux server of which I was the administrator. Now I can’t be bothered with that sort of thing.
- I am blogging this in Singapore.
- Video game studies are progressing nicely in my opinion, but the long tradition of play research seems to be constantly ignored.
- It’s official: The new conflict in video game studies is between those who study players and those who study games.
- The magic circle is for real.
Thanks for listening!
Here is the first post.