• Posts Tagged ‘gender issues in game design’

    Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

    by and  • September 29, 2015 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

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    I had a chance to talk to fellow Gaming as Women designer Becky Annison about her work on Lovecraftesque which is currently being Kickstarted. Congrats on the early success of the Kickstarter campaign! Can you tell me a little about the project? Thank you – we are both a bit overwhelmed with the early...

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    What Next? – #1reasonwhy

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Essays • 1 Comment

    I want you to imagine that sometime between your 8th and 15th birthdays, your skin gradually gained a blue sheen – nothing so dramatic as waking up one day and discovering that you’d gone full out smurf.  Just… your sixth grade picture shows the same skin tone you always shared with all of your...

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    Larp – Physical interactions and physical limitations

    by  • June 9, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Larp – Physical interactions and physical limitations

    Larps are role-playing games where you interact with the physical world. This also means that when you larp you face physical limitations. These limitations can be unfair and excluding. There are other types of role-playing games without physical elements, e.g., tabletop and computer games. In tabletop games you describe what the characters perceives and...

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    Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 4 – Care in Action?

    by  • September 11, 2013 • Essays • 2 Comments

    This is part four of a series. The first post can be found here: Gender and Game Mechanics Series: Part 1 – Introduction and the previous post here: Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 3 – How we fare in Care and Justice. In the previous posts I talked about how sociology and sociolinguistic studies on gendered communication...

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    Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    by  • September 6, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    When the conversation turns to harassment or exclusionary behavior in a gaming community, my first thought is always “where are the community stewards? Who is responding and reacting to reeducate, redirect and flat out censure such behavior?” It comes up all the time in connection to larps – I hear a lot of larp...

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