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kae / Feb 22, 2018
ISTE Games & Sims Network did a Hangout on LitRPG.

It is new or developing literary genre that your students might be reading.
The upcoming movie based on the book, READY PLAYER ONE, is an example of LitRPG where the main character is inside a game or virtual world.


The overarching theme is usually fantasy or science fiction. Recording https://youtu.be/AZMz2rW_Kag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZMz2rW_Kag&feature=youtu.be


You can either watch the video or look at the slides to see its components are. Slides http://bit.ly/introlitRPGslides

Intro to LitRPG by Que Jinn, on Flickr


kae / Feb 07, 2018
The ISTE Games & Sims will be doing the Ready Player One book club! The online book club will run March 12 - April 8, 2018

Yes, the group purposely timed our last week to be the week that the movie comes out! That way we are all caught up and ready to compare the movie with our imaginations and see what wins out. :D

We do have a sign-up ready http://bit.ly/readyplayeronesignup

Ready Player 101 Playground by Que Jinn, on Flickr


kae / Feb 07, 2018
This monthly series provides in-depth discussions that offers an in-depth analysis of 1 game's narrative/aesthetics/mechanics level by level, Explain how the game's design imparts and/or promotes certain ethical values and Introduce 1 or more ethical theory that demonstrates or counters the game's ethical values (ex. discuss whether the game's imparted ethical values are regressive or progressive for the betterment of society.)

ISTE Games & Sims by kaezenovka, on Flickr
kae / Feb 07, 2018
We had an ISTE Games & Sims Network hangout with Sherry Jones @autnes doing her inaugural Ethics and Games webcast on Fallout Shelter.

Ethics and Games by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Fallout Shelter Mobile game
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bethsoft.falloutshelter&hl=en
Fallout Shelter Game http://www.falloutshelter.com/ #FalloutShelter
Hangout link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVPQTq6mgU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVPQTq6mgU8

This webinar has been indexed - so click on “Show More” underneath video on YouTube so you can see how it was divided up.

This monthly series provides in-depth discussions that offers an in-depth analysis of 1 game's narrative/aesthetics/mechanics level by level, Explain how the game's design imparts and/or promotes certain ethical values and Introduce 1 or more ethical theory that demonstrates or counters the game's ethical values (ex. discuss whether the game's imparted ethical values are regressive or progressive for the betterment of society.)
kae / Aug 10, 2015
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions. Livestream and padlet here.

In the book club, we’ve discussed virtual reality, gamification and the quantified self, games as assessment and what school would look like if it was in virtual world. We’ve played Ingress guided in hangouts by Michael Flood and also Cynthia Clark, the Fauxasis created by Matthew Winner (real name) for the Level Up Book Club and even a group of dystopian games curated by Jon Spike.


Closing Keynote - Ready Player One by kaezenovka, on