Gaming The System: Designing With Gamestar Mechanic

Hardcover | October 10, 2014

byKatie Salen Tekinbas, Melissa Gresalfi, Kylie Peppler

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Gaming the System demonstrates the nature of games as systems, how game designers need to think in terms of complex interactions of game elements and rules, and how to identify systems concepts in the design process. The activities use Gamestar Mechanic, an online game design environment with a systems thinking focus.

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Gaming the System demonstrates the nature of games as systems, how game designers need to think in terms of complex interactions of game elements and rules, and how to identify systems concepts in the design process. The activities use Gamestar Mechanic, an online game design environment with a systems thinking focus.

Katie Salen Tekinbas is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and Executive Director of Institute of Play. Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Direc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.69 inPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:026202781X

ISBN - 13:9780262027816

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The books in this collection offer wonderful activities for engaging young people in new ways of making, helping them learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. But even more important, they engage young people in new ways of seeing, helping them develop new perspectives for understanding the world -- and understanding themselves.