Presentation on theme: "Abe Stein Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA."— Presentation transcript:
Abe Stein Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
What is GAMBIT? Game Research Laboratory at MIT Collaboration with government of Singapore Media Development Authority Train Singaporean and MIT students to make games Conduct design research, player studies, game criticism, theorizing, and study industry best practices
We make serious games.
Game Studies Today Should we study games or players? Game Studies Platform Studies Procedural Rhetoric Genre Study Formalism HCI Player Studies Player Experience Transfer Effect Game Culture Literacy Participatory Culture
Game Studies Today Serious games are largely supported and developed based on ontological theories of games, and on research studying the effects of play.
What now? We must reinvest in studying how players experience games. We must problematize current assumptions about serious games, and the way players engage them.