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Loading… August 2, 2007

Posted by joshg in General.
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Oh, and by the way there’s a new journal out from the Canadian Game Studies Association.  Loading… is a free-access journal with topics across the full range of game studies.  Just register a user name and log in and you’ll be able to give it a read.

I highly recommend Kevin Schut’s “Continuity and Discontinuity: An Experiment in Comparing Narratives Across Media” which looks at how mythically-styled narrative makes the transition to the medium of digital games.  I’ve spoken with Kevin lately, and his Media Ecology perspective on how mythic and spiritual topics change as they move into games has given me a better perspective on what I’ve sort of kind of been saying before – that getting meaningful faith and spirituality concepts into digital games can be really hard to do well given the nature of games themselves.

Getting it August 2, 2007

Posted by joshg in General.
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A quick point to something I just dropped on my general game design blog which is somewhat relevant.

I’m still debating why I keep these things separate when I now have three or four different blogs and/or web spaces that I’m only touching once every month or three. I think if I can figure out how to just create separate news feeds for different topics, I’ll centralize all this faithgames / game design / poetry / whatever else stuff onto one website and just make sure it’s easy for you to ignore categories you don’t care about.

Alternately, I’m open to the possibility of making this a group blog and keeping it as a separate entity. If you’re interested or actively working in combining faith topics and games in some way that you feel like sharing with the world, feel free to drop me a note.