Gan weicheng s3191571_socialactivismgames

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Gan weicheng s3191571_socialactivismgames

  1. 1. Social Activism in Games
  2. 2. Video Games & Social Activism • Wii
  3. 3. Dance Dance Revolution • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzomMjQPXBU&feature=related
  4. 4. Games towards social activism • by Jane McGonigal (Avant Game) • and Ian Bogost (Persuasive Games)
  5. 5. Rules • It’s a real world game - Find yourself a group - Assassinate other group members - Each member of a group has to carry an item which they have to surrender if they are assassinated - Clues are provided via sms - You have 3 weapons to dispose of your opponnents
  6. 6. • And the weapons are…get this
  7. 7. • Kindness…….wtf?! Rock, scissors, paper “welcome beats amazing” “amazing beats gorgeous” “gorgeous beats welcome”
  8. 8. World without oil • A blogging game of sorts where people would post videos and pictures to simulate a world without oil for the first 32 weeks. Members would then post a blog of their “lives during the oil crsis” and others would respond with suggestions etc http://worldwithoutoil.org/
  9. 9. Conclusion • Gaming is one of the most influential and predominant form of media and it can be potentially used to open a few eyes As designers, games can come in many forms and we shouldn’t just be constricted to what we already know

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