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Interactive Arts & Tech
IAT 167
Jack Stockholm

Week 1 Lecture What is a gameEssential elements of a game play pretending a goal rulesToys do not have rules or goals Puzzles have goals Games have rules and goalsPlay Activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation esp by childrenGoogle Definition Huizinga 1938a free activity outside ordinary life not serious absorbing the player intensely and utterly connected with no material interest within its own boundaries of time and space A participatory form of entertainment Play requires participation Making different choices while playing the game a second time affects the results Adams 2003Pretending The act of creating a notional reality in the mind Magic Circle Huizinga 1971the boundary that divides ideas and activities that are meaningful in the game fro
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