Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleTides of Trade (student-created game)
Presenter(s)Casey Lue
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 11, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
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DescriptionTides of Trade puts players in the shoes of a trader trying to make a living during the treacherous Golden Age of Piracy. Players venture across the Caribbean, competing to obtain goods from the different islands while avoiding the threats that lurk at sea. It was created for the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum's "Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean" exhibit as an interactive feature for visitors. It is inspired by The Pirate and Traders of the West Indies, a game published by William Spooner in 1847, which was showcased alongside Tides of Trade.

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