2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Well Played: On Video Games, Value and Meaning

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 4
208 Barton Springs Rd

Well Played. This presentation will provide an in-depth close reading of a video game, in order to parse out various meanings found in the experience of playing the game. This experience will be explored from the perspective of how its narrative development and game design help a player learn how to play the game. Sequences in the game will be played live and analyzed in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how these various components of the game come together to create a fulfilling playing experience that leads to a literacy and mastery of the gameplay mechanics. Videogames are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis.


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Drew Davidson


Carnegie Mellon University

Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories and transformational experien...

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Free and open to the public. ***Admission subject to venue capacity and age restrictions.
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