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My midterm presentation in my thesis class at ITP. It covers the goals and context of what I'm working on, a description of a recent playtest, and where I'm going from there. ...

My midterm presentation in my thesis class at ITP. It covers the goals and context of what I'm working on, a description of a recent playtest, and where I'm going from there.

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    • Social Games ! Catch Them All play test, 3/08 Adam Simon March 12, 2008
    • Alliances Players belong to different groups, and must decide which group to support at any given time. Catch Them All play test, 3/08 Collection Collect non-players as Friends, score extra points for socializing them into one of the player groups.
    • Big games are software for cities.
    • I’m interested in games as a way to reflect back our personal view of the world in a way that encourages playful experimentation and results in a better understanding of our selves. Rumplestiltskin (an Artefactual Performance) prototyping, 12/07
    • Socialbomb play test, 4/07 Social Environmental The Invention of Murder game marker, 10/07
    • :-( friend collection + tagging was fun highly visible in the environment & for non-players
    • :-) rules & scoring were too complex synchronizing all the players doesn’t work game state was confused with too many tagged friends
    • +1 iteration +1 new concept
    • use narrative / theme to explain groups & rules keep players focused on each other, not other people move resource collection into the environment +1 new concept
    • use narrative / theme to explain groups & rules keep players focused on each other, not other people move resource collection into the environment infection & containment real-world resources are power-ups for a smaller game model mechanics on very specific social concepts
    • this is not the game ? are alliance & collection good social systems to model? what is the interface?