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Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Game Information

Presenter(s)Elizabeth Goins
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 20, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionCharlotte is a serious, educational game that explores the connections between the short story, The Yellow Wall-paper, and the life of its author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Our research goal is to improve player engagement with educational material by the incorporation of game mechanics and narrative. The content in the game can be used in high school and college level classes for 19th century history, literature and women's/gender studies.

Warning: This is an adult version which contains examples of 19th century erotica that may not be suitable for work or younger players. For the educational version (with no erotica) go to

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