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GAME1111 week 11: Games with something to say

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GAME1111 Week 11: Games with something to say

I wish to round out the semester with a look at a recent trend in digital games: works from independent creators whose primary purpose is to express an artistic, political, or personal statement, rather than to necessarily present a challenging or “winnable” activity to the player.

Before class

Please play the following games.

In class

We’ll replay and discuss these games, and examine a few others as well. Then we’ll have a short quiz as usual.