Yearly Archives: 2017

MIT Game Lab X Tencent: Esports Weekend, Sep 23 & 24

Explore esports with the MIT Game Lab & Tencent Interactive Entertainment on MIT campus through these fun events:
September 23, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-123: Collegiate Exhibition Match of League of Legends and Kings of Glory
September 24, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-141: Panel: “Positive Values of Esports”

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Let’s Talk: Translating Languages, Building Communities and Playing Games with GirlGamerGaB

source: Let’s Play Fatal Frame 5 Part 1 Whenever you’re talking to someone online, there’s some uncertainty as to how to address them – and I hit that snag as soon as I start writing the email. On YouTube, my

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Using game design to discover your potential

Game Lab affiliate researcher Konstantin Mitgutsch will be with us in May to discover our superpowers! He is running an innovative and creative workshop that uses game design and play to help participants understand their skills and abilities: their superpowers!

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How Not to Wipe; or, How MMORPGs Work to Disassociate Gender and Caretaking

As l started working as a games researcher, I found I had some holes in my play history that were hindering my research opportunities. Namely, I had never played a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG or MMO) before, a type

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Boston FIG Talk: Good Co-op Bad Co-op

On January 8, 2017, the Recasting Player Two crew headed to the Boston Festival of Indie Games to give a FIG Talk on our research on the gendered dynamics of co-operative play. We spoke to a crowded room of developers,

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Recasting Player Two Workshop #2: Dynamics of Involvement in Cooperative Play

The Recasting Player Two project aims to find ways for academia to collaborate with the development community to promote diversity and equity in game development and gaming culture. In particular, we’re interested in the gendered dynamics of co-located cooperative games;

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Boston Game Maker’s Guild Workshop

  A while back, a group of fourteen board game developers from Boston’s Game Makers Guild attended an evening workshop that was jointly organized with the MIT Game Lab. The event was a part of an ongoing project called Recasting

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Applications open for Play Labs 2017 – summer accelerator for MIT alumni & students using playful technologies

Applications are open to companies founded by MIT alumni or students for the inaugural edition of PlayLabs, a new A summer accelerator for MIT students & alumni using playful technologies, taking place on MIT’s campus, hosted by the MIT Game Lab, and operated by Bayview Labs.

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