Friday Games: Puppeteer

We’re back! After a long summer and BostonFIG, Friday Games returns to the MIT Game Lab. Join us at 4pm ET in MIT room 26-153 or on our Twitch live stream at

This week, we’ll be looking at Puppeteer, a PS3 title about a wooden doll named Kutaro who uses a pair of scissors to snip his way through a fairytale stage play. We’ll have a quick review of the theatrical settings of Super Mario 3, Dynamite Headdy, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and LittleBigPlanet before following Kutaro on his tale through Castle Grizzlestein.

Philip Tan is the creative director for the MIT Game Lab. He teaches CMS.608 Game Design and CMS.611J/6.073J Creating Video Games at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 6 years, he was the executive director for the US operations of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, a game research initiative. He complements a Master's degree in Comparative Media Studies with work in Boston's School of Museum of Fine Arts, the MIT Media Lab, WMBR 88.1FM and the MIT Assassins' Guild, the latter awarding him the title of "Master Assassin" for his live-action roleplaying game designs. He also founded a DJ crew at MIT.

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