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What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
What is Well Played and Why?
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  • 1. What is Well Played and Why? Drew Davidson
  • 2. Well Played• Well Read & Well Made• Analysis & Criticism• Gameplay & Narrative• Design & Development• Literacy & Mastery
  • 3. Well Played• Started at GLS 3.0 in 2007 – preceded by MiT4 in 2005 – and 2nd ICEC in 2003
  • 4. 2 nd ICEC in 2003
  • 5. MiT 4 in 2005
  • 6. GLS 3.0 - 2007
  • 7. GLS 4.0 - 2008
  • 8. Meaningful Play - 2008
  • 9. GLS 5.0 - 2009
  • 10. GLS 6.0 - 2010
  • 11. Meaningful Play - 2010
  • 12. Sandbox Summit - 2011
  • 13. Well Played Books
 Video Games, Value and Meaning• ETC Press• 1.0 – 2009• 2.0 – 2010• 3.0 – 2011• 65 Articles
  • 14. GLS 7.0 - 2011• Well Played Track
  • 15. What is it?• Live Play• Illustrate & Analyze• Quick Example
  • 16. Sword & Sworcery• Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP• Old School Adventure Game• New School Social Media• March 2011 on iPad• April 2011 on iPhone, Touch• Music LP released April 2011
  • 17. Making the Game• Indie – Superbrothers – Capy – Jim Guthrie• Demo in March 2010• Award-Winning
  • 18. Playing the Game• Explore, Puzzle, Combat• 5 “Sessions”• Side A & Side B• Moon Matters• Joy of an Adventure• Cost of a Quest
  • 19. Full Disclosure• Played the Game 2+ times on iPad• Played some on iPhone• Several Hours of Play• Not really any Spoilers
  • 20. Play• Quick Example• Play through Introduction
  • 21. Sword & Sworcery• Harmonious• Synesthetic• AudioVisual• Communication• Less Talk, More Rock
  • 22. Why?• Games, Learning and Society• Video Games, Value and Meaning• Analysis & Criticism• Literacy & Mastery• Well Read & Well Made
  • 23. Value & Meaning• What it Means to Play a Game• Why it’s Important• Deconstruct & Discuss• The Experience of Play
  • 24. Analysis & Criticism• Close Reading• “Textual” Analysis• Like Film and Literary Criticism• Various Methods
  • 25. Literacy & Mastery• Flow• Procedural• Articulation• Interactive• Learning is Playing
  • 26. Well Read & Well Made• Playing Games• Making Games• Value & Meaning• Good, Bad• Better
  • 27. GLS 7.0• Well Played Sessions
  • 28. Minecraft 
 - Sean Duncan• Today, 2:00-3:00
  • 29. Little Big Planet 2 
 - Caro Williams• Today, 3:30-4:30
  • 30. Chrono Trigger 
 - Francisco Souki• Thursday, 10:30-12:00
  • 31. Afterland 
 - Konstantin Mitgutsch, Matthew Weise• Thursday, 2:00-3:00
  • 32. Street Fighter 
 - Andrew Ford, Sean Duncan• Thursday, 3:30-4:30
  • 33. Left 4 Dead 2 
 - Matt Haselton, David Haselton• Friday, 10:30-12:00
  • 34. More Well Played Live• Indiecade – 2011• GLS 8.0 – 2012• Future Events
  • 35. Well Played v.1 . . .• Starting Now!• Reviewed Journal – Editorial Advisory Board• Open Submissions• Regular Publication• etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/wellplayed/
  • 36. Well Played• Video Games Are a Complex Medium that Merits Careful Interpretation and Insightful Analysis• Thanks to the Support and Participation of Everyone Involved
  • 37. GLS 7.0 - Well Played Sessions 
 Play Circle Theatre• Minecraft – Duncan – Today, 2:00-3:00• Little Big Planet 2 – Williams – Today, 3:30-4:30• Chrono Trigger – Souki – Thursday, 10:30-12:00• Afterland – Mitgutsch, Weise – Thursday, 2:00-3:00• Street Fighter – Ford, Duncan – Thursday, 3:30-4:30• Left 4 Dead 2 – Haselton, Haselton – Friday, 10:30-12:00

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