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ALEXANDER ROSE:I'm Alexander Rose; I'm the Director of the Long Now Foundation. As some of you know who come to these talks every month we do a little short film before each talk which we call a "long short".
The history of games dates to the ancient past. [ 1 ] Games are an integral part of all societies.
Homo Ludens or "Man the Player" (alternatively, "Playing Man") is a book written in 1938 by Dutch historian, cultural theorist and professor Johan Huizinga .
Man, Play and Games ( ISBN 0029052009 ) is the influential 1961 book by the French Sociologist Roger Caillois , (French Les jeux et les hommes , 1958) on the sociology of play and games or, in Caillois' terms, sociology derived from play.
An alternate reality game ( ARG ) is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by participants' ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real-time and evolves according to participants' responses.
interactive.usc.edu Designed for the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, this project provides students and faculty with extensive microblogging capabilities (including the ability to embed media artifacts such as videos and images in status updates), an achievements system geared toward encouraging participation and awareness of the history and practice of interactive media-making, and a member profile infrastructure that integrates numerous social media features. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Peter Douglas Molyneux OBE (born 5 May 1959) is an English video game designer and game programmer .
Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling ) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies, and is not to be confused with traditional cross-platform media franchises , [ 1 ] sequels or adaptations.
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Alongside the first ever Sony Eye Toy camera, the other big acquisitions that helped launch the National Videogame Archive were the prototype Rock Band guitar and drum kit.
Tug of war is an easily organized, impromptu game that requires little equipment. The Card Players , a 1895 painting by Paul Cézanne depicting a game of cards.
A serious game or applied game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
A role-playing game ( RPG and sometimes roleplaying game [ 1 ] [ 2 ] ) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting .
Choose Your Own Adventure is a series of children's gamebooks where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character's actions and the plot's outcome. The series was based on a concept created by Edward Packard and originally published by Constance Cappel's and R.A. Montgomery 's Vermont Crossroads Press as the "Adventures of You" series, starting with Packard's Sugarcane Island in 1976. [ 1 ]
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