'Working to a Home': Open-world Exploration, Labor, and the Constructed, Virtual Place
Old Dominion University
No Man's Sky (2016)
Is not Minecraft (2011) in space.
Collecting without storing; destruction without creation.
Naming labor; "empire" actions
(Ruggill and McAllister, 2011;
Dyer-Witheford and de Peuter, 2009)
Home is a place of resistance, practice, and memory
Outside time, they can never be;
Without place, they cannot become
(Relativistic speeds without relativistic time.)
The November 27, 2016 "Foundation" patch
(More gates, more placement.)