Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleBrukel
Presenter(s)Bob De Schutter
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 11, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
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DescriptionBrukel is an educational horror game that explores the childhood and teenage years of Bie Verlinden, who was born at the Brukel farmhouse in 1925. Bie was recorded reminiscing about her past at the farmhouse and her stories provided the foundation for the game. The unique design process of Brukel - in which the audio predates everything else - allowed for a game in which every audio fragment is not only authentic, but also spoken in the voice of the person who lived through them. Brukel aims to sensitize players about the reality of war and the impact that it has on the daily lives of people living on the battlefields, and it demonstrates how the history of a loved family member can be recreated in interactive fashion.

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