British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 12 No 2 (2022): Games and Gaming in China and the Sinophone World

Games as Heterotopias: Realist Games in China

Haoxi Luo
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Published August 2, 2022
How to Cite
Luo, H. (2022). Games as Heterotopias. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 12(2), 180-187.


Realism is essential to our understanding of the life and reality of a particular era. This article explores the meanings and feeling of life in contemporary China, through examining three indie games. Inspired by real issues, these games function as heterotopias that provide new perspectives for players to reflect on reality from alternative perspectives.

Image: Promotional image for the game Chinese Parents (Moyuwan Games, 2018)

  • game studies,
  • realism,
  • heterotopia,
  • indie games
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