This week’s topic was political games, and the task is below:

Primary Research Task

• Play a political game

• Is it deliberately political? or TANGENTIALLY political? Is it disruptive in some way – Carnivalesque?

• Is it fun? If not, why not? If it is fun, how does it achieve that engagement for the player? Does the game emphasise player agency?

• What are the rules of the system? Does it employ procedural rhetoric?

• What do the rules mean in relation to the real world?

• How do I feel in response to the rules of the game? Manipulated? Happy to engage? Why?

May need to look at the links Sharon put up for us:

Online articles

http://www.gamasutra.com/views/ news/180775/ Video_Cutthroat_Captialism_educates_ without_manipulation.php

http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/ september-12th-a-toy-world


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