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|Title||Digitizing Indigenous Storytelling in Never Alone: Games, Ritual, and Understanding|
|Session||Indigenous and Participatory Games|
|Time||Friday, October 21, 1:00p-2:00p|
|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 Award||This 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.|