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Emperor Xan



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: My class Reply with quote

For those of you who don't know, I'm teaching a course at UCI this spring. It's entitled "Beyond Play." You can read a brief synopsis at this location: http://www.asuci.uci.edu/uteach/courses.php
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary Con T-shirt, yo.

And I would leave this post at that (for effect) but I noticed that line in your description about the failings of "educational" games. I thought that was a very effective thing to note. While reading the whole description up to that point, I was thinking about the "communication of cultural values" and other things that I would call perfectly "educational." Now, with your simple observation (from childhood, it seems), I'm taking another look at the games that try to be "educational." Hmm.

Also, when it comes to "culture" and "communication," I recently read some more material from the fabled Eric Zimmerman. I thought you might be interested in this game he made.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My textbook for the class is by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman "Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals." You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Play-Game-Design-Fundamentals/dp/0262240459/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299182415&sr=8-1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another link for you, Rex: http://ericzimmerman.wordpress.com/
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