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The Lectio Precursoria of my work in Hypercontextualized Games, which took place in Sept 4, 2012 in Joensuu, Finland. Dissertation available: http://tinyurl.com/8soebxg …

The Lectio Precursoria of my work in Hypercontextualized Games, which took place in Sept 4, 2012 in Joensuu, Finland. Dissertation available: http://tinyurl.com/8soebxg or
http://epublications.uef.fi/pub/urn_isbn_978-952-61-0865-0/urn_isbn_978-952-61-0865-0.pdf

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  • 1. Hypercontextualized Games Lectio Praecursoria by Carolina Islas
  • 2. This thesis is about designimage source
  • 3. Digital Gamesimage source image source image source image source image source image source image source
  • 4. Why shall we be interested on the topicof digital games? • Games are powerful • Games are relevant for Academia and Industry • Games have a direct impact in our today and our future.
  • 5. Dissertation focus.... is on the design of digital games games that are locally designed with a specific objective.1. The game should involve elements taken from the player’s reality (context) that are bound to a specific location2. The game should promote the player’s engagement with their context by raising an awareness of pre-defined themes connected with an transcending beyond the perceived reality (hype)
  • 6. “Study the past,if you would divine the future” - Confucius image source image source image source
  • 7. Games and playing are not new
  • 8. Defining concepts (formality) Categories of play • Being playful • Ludic activities • Gam playimage by Islas Sedano
  • 9. Designers and Playersimage by Islas Sedano
  • 10. Example Hypercontextualized Games (HCG) Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK)image by Islas Sedano
  • 11. Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK) What to do? This is our reality:Winter - Spring Summer photos by Ewa Kowalik
  • 12. Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK) LakeWinter - Spring
  • 13. Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK) photos by Monika Zych-Laine
  • 14. Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK) photos by Monika Zych-Laine
  • 15. Heroes of Koskenniska (HoK)Different activities, eg. calculatethe age of the tree: characters by a local artist All these are game components
  • 16. Hypercontextualized Games (HCG) is a locally designed game system, which helps its players to gain awareness of different subject by using specific elements of its continuously changing context.
  • 17. HCG model Information of Game System subject matter (affective) (intellectual)images by Islas Sedano
  • 18. Thank you for your attention =)