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Play this week: Card Hunter
Frasca: Narratology vs. Ludology
Discussion– where’s the “middle?”
How are we doing?
Is everyone keeping up with Tumblrs?
Are we working on the first Analysis?
Any class related questions at this point?
This week I want
you to play Card
Hunter, a free
Don’t spend any
you just have
plenty on hand
and like that
sort of thing.
For today, you read a piece by Gonzolo Frasca
that spells out the narratology vs. ludology
debate. One of the arguments I have made
about this particular reading is that in explaining
the differences Frasca actually shows us how
completely interwoven the two views are, but
you’re free to reject that premise.
There are four readings about psychology in
gaming. As you read, make note of which
concepts you are most interested in.
We’ll also take a break to look at some of the
cool stuff you’ve posted to blogs.