Meaningful play: Applying Zoosemiotics to game development

Main authors and concepts used in Play research

Zoosemiotics perspective: Gregory Bateson's notion of 'Play Frames'
Ethology perspective: Robert Fagen, Gordon M. Burghardt
Cultural perspective: Johan Huizinga, Roger Caillois
Social Theory: Erving Goffman's Frame Analysis
Child Development: Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget