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Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Paper Information

TitleDigitizing Indigenous Storytelling in Never Alone: Games, Ritual, and Understanding
Presenter(s)Tanya Zuk
SessionIndigenous and Participatory Games
TimeFriday, October 21, 1:00p-2:00p
LocationLake Ontario
FormatPaper Presentation
Description"Never Alone: Kisima Inŋitchuŋa" leverages “embodied storytelling” to incorporate players into the Iñupiaq’s ritual of storytelling through gameplay, thus leveraging the connection between ritual and game (Gee, 2003, 81). Using a variety of traditional and culturally specific elements in the world building and game design Never Alone presents a fully contextualized experience for gamers.
Top Paper AwardThis paper was selected by the program committee as a Meaningful Play 2016 Top Paper. It will be submitted to the Meaningful Play 2016 Special Issue of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS). Due to the copyright requirements of the journal, only the abstract is available in the conference proceedings.

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