Hello there fellow time traveler! We’re thrilled to tell you more about our PlayTime Twitch streams.

In these streams, we will ask the BIG questions about play and games, such as “What is your most cherished in-game item?”, “What is the best trip you have ever had in a game?” or “What is your favourite house-rule?”

Together with you, we may even come up with some great answers to these great questions of our playtime! So, join the chat or send us your answers before the stream using the form below.

Check the schedule for the upcoming weeks below, including games and suggested reading below.

We hope to see you every other Friday at 15:00 CE(S)T live on Twitch for some PlayTime!

28 JuneQuestion: When was the last time a game made you cry?
Game: Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
Suggested Reading: Anable (2018) Playing with Feelings.
14 JuneQuestion: What game feels timeless to you?
Game: Skyrim
Suggested Reading: TBA
31 MayQuestion: What’s your favorite character customization setup in a game?
Game: Star Trek Online (kinda)
Suggested Reading: Apperley (2011). ‘Counterplay and Algorithmic Culture’, in: Gaming Rythms: Play and Counterplay from the situated to the global.
17 MayCancelled
3 MayQuestion: Have you ever been a virtual hoarder in a game, and what drove you to accumulate so many items?
Game: Stardew Valley
Suggested Reading: Ball (2021). ‘All the Wheels of Cheese: Hoarding and Collecting Behaviours in Skyrim’, in: Being Dragonborn: Critical Essays on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
19 AprilQuestion: What’s a meal or food from a video game you wish you could try?
Game: Overcooked 2
Suggested Reading: Waszkiewicz, A. (2022). ‘Playing with Ludic Food’, ch 1. in: Delicious Pixels: Food in Video Games.
5 AprilQuestion: What is your favourite easter egg in a game?
Game: Stardew Valley
Suggested Reading: Mago (2019). ‘Easter Eggs in Digital Games as a Form of Textual Transcendence (Case Study)’, in Acta Ludologica.
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22 MarchQuestion: What’s the most memorable sidequest you’ve come across?
Game: Stardew Valley: New Update!
Suggested Reading: Wilson (2016). ‘Ludic Narratology: Creating a Theory of Structure in Choice-Based Video Game Narratives’, in: Ludic Narratology: Creating a Theory of Structure in Choice-Based Video Game Narratives.
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8 MarchQuestion: What is your favorite mode of transport in a game?
Game: 80 Days
Suggested Reading: Van Nuenen (2024). ‘When Here Becomes There’, in: Traveling through video games.
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23 FebruaryQuestion: When have you laughed the hardest in a game?
Game: Quiplash
Suggested Reading: Eichberg (2007). ‘Laughing in sports and popular games
Towards a phenomenology of laughter’.
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9 FebruaryQuestion: When have you felt really bored playing a game?
Game: The Gnorp Apalogue
Suggested Reading: Lammes. Failure in Play: Boredom as Meaningful Ludic Moment.
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26 JanuaryQuestion: What video game music won’t you ever forget?
Game: Skyrim
Suggested Reading: Summers (2016). ‘Texturing and the Aesthetics of Immersion’, in: Understanding Video Game Music.
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15 DecemberQuestion: What is the loveliest winter wonderland you’ve ever played in?
Game: Batman: Arkham Origins.
Suggested Reading: To be announced.
1 DecemberQuestion: What is a time you cheated in a game you are now ready to talk about?
Game: Sims 3.
Suggested Reading: Consalvo (2007). Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames.
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17 NovemberQuestion: What is your favourite fan-theory (or own theory) of a game?
Game: Batman: Life is Strange.
Suggested Reading: Keogh (2023). The Videogame Industry Does Not Exist. Chapter 7.
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3 NovemberQuestion: What’s a game you won’t play after dark?
Game: Devil in Me.
Suggested reading:
20 OctoberStream was canceled.
6 OctoberQuestion: What is your favorite “house rule”?
Game: Pesten (card game).
Suggested Reading: Sutton-Smith (1997). The Ambiguity of Play. Chapter 1.
22 SeptemberQuestion: What is your most cherished in-game item?
Game: Baldur’s Gate III
Suggested reading: Begley (2012). Objects of Realism: Bertolt Brecht, Roland Barthes, and Marsha Norman.