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Wednesday, July 8 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Prepare to Suffer: Let’s Play as Well Played

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Prepare to Suffer: Let’s Play as Well Played
Moses Wolfenstein, Paul Berberich

This paper explores the premise that a written document alone cannot fully capture and convey what it means for a game to be well-played. It postulates that the Let’s Play (LP) narrated video format is an optimal modality for documenting a well-played video game. The authors explore this idea through their own playthrough and LP of Dark Souls by From Software. In addition, they examine how the LP can serve as a record of learning.

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Moses Wolfenstein

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin, Extension
Moses has worked in the field of education for over a decade, and has been studying and creating games and other digital media for learning since 2006. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis where he worked with his adviser Rich Halverson on games for school leadership. As SeniorInteraction Developer at University of Wisconsin-Extension, Moses works to improve user experiences and... Read More →

Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Play Circle Theater

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