Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Microtalk Information

TitleThunderbird Strike: Sovereign Game Development Without Borders
Presenter(s)Elizabeth LaPensée
SessionGame Post-Mortem Microtalks I
TimeFriday, October 12, 2:30p-3:30p
LocationSuperior Room
FormatMicrotalk
DescriptionThunderbird Strike is a 2D game which brings awareness to Indigenous perspectives on oil infrastructure by adapting Anishinaabe stories about thunderbirds into game design and mechanics to express the need for balance. Players are challenged to make choices for restoration or destruction during a revisioned retro style side-scroller. As an Indigenous-led game, Thunderbird Strike is an act of sovereignty which has drawn considerable attention and exemplifies the importance of self-determined games.

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