Theorising film-to-game adaptation

Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Details

Knight, S. (2014). Theorising Film-to-Game Adaptation. Paper presented at the 2014 DiGRA Australia Symposium - What is game studies in Australia? 17 June 2014. Melbourne.

Access the conference

© 2014 Authors & Digital Games Research Association DiGRA


This paper investigates the intersection of ludic and cinematic forms and theories how games are adapted from films in the case of movie-licensed games. It proposes a series of film-to-game adaptation models which describe the practice of this type of adaptation based on structuralist approaches to adaptation theory, aesthetic game studies, and scholarship on transmedia storytelling.



This document has been peer reviewed.