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Saturday, November 12 • 12:15 - 13:00
Playing beyond the Screen: Videogame Stories and Why They Mean So Much to the World LIMITED

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Should Grand Theft Auto make it to the university curriculum? Do the decisions you made in Spec Ops: The Line still bother you? Do you need to worry about what videogames your children play? Do videogames have an impact on your life outside the game? Using Ian Bogost’s concept of procedural rhetoric and concepts from games studies such as multiplicity and agency, this talk will address these questions and raise a few more. It will do so by starting with how an Indian boardgame from around a thousand years ago taught us gamification and then continue to read games and play with books.

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Dr. Souvik Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of English Literature, Presidency University, Kolkata
Dr Souvik Mukherjee obtained his PhD from Nottingham Trent University, UK on videogames and storytelling and has been researching this topic from 2001, the very early days of Games Studies as a discipline worldwide and certainly, its very beginning in India. Souvik’s main interests are time, endings and the portrayal of Indian concepts (such as karma) in videogames. His book Videogames and Storytelling: Reading Games and Playing Books has... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Hall No 2 HICC, Hi-tec City, Hyderabad

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