But games are ever-changing, culturally-shaped practices that have more in common with square dancing and […] butterfly collecting than they do with passively consumed entertainment products. And so the more we try to treat games like media, the less game-like they are.
Quotes by John Sharp
For me, this is what a game is—a space to return to again and again to test myself, to engage with others, to have opportunity to do things that daily life does not permit. The average serious game lacks this depth, in large part due to the emphasis on content, and the product-oriented conception of games as medium and not as practice.