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Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Paper Information

TitleThe Experience of Embodiment: Video Games Are Better With Stories
Presenter(s)Alisha Karabinus and Bianca Batti
SessionEmbodiment and Games
TimeThursday, October 11, 11:00a-12:00p
LocationMSU Room
FormatPaper Presentation
DescriptionBecause narrative allows for robust player connection to game worlds and spaces, we argue in this paper that narrative is a vital aspect of game design, and the continued resurgence of the narrative debate underscores the need for feminist game studies. As Adrienne Shaw (2017) and others have proposed, the time is ripe for the inclusion of more intersectional feminist practices in game design and game scholarship, in order to better understand player positions in and around games. In this paper, we argue narrative is an essential component for that expansion and understanding.

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