"The outstanding collection Game Production Studies, edited by Sotamaa and Svelch (2021), exemplifies critical games' studies potential to speak to wider sociocultural, political, and economic contexts, to leverage diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks, and to work across disciplinary boundaries."
- Felan Parker, Creative Industries Journal, December 2021
"A long-awaited and deeply important collection of original studies, theoretical framings and reflective pieces on the economic, cultural and political structures that influence game making practices around the globe. [...] Sotamaa and Svelch's book Game Production Studies is in open access, so there are absolutely no excuses for not visiting these works and building (critically) on top of them. Congratulations to the authors and editors! It is good to continue from here."
- Annakaisa Kultima, Game Studies, Volume 21, Issue 4 (2021)
"An excellent and much-needed collection exploring the politics, economics, and cultures of the contexts of games production. Essential reading for anyone interested in the making of games, with chapters engaging in theoretically and methodologically innovative studies spanning diverse geographic contexts and sites of production."
- Alison Harvey, York University
"This timely, authoritative and accessible volume is underpinned by a collective concern not only to describe and analyse game production, but also to identify and suggest more equitable and sustainable alternatives to current labour and production practices. As such it will prove a key text in study of games and games production, and the digital cultural industries more generally."
- Seth Giddings, University of Southampton