Games scholar Jose Zagal starts a new semester of Backstory, with discussions of Role-Playing Games Studies, the intricate web of influence among different game media, and identifying the ethical frameworks in Animal Crossing. If Emmanuel Kant made a videogame, what would it be like?

Jose at The University of Utah
Jose on Twitter
DiGRA
Foundations of Digital Games Conference
Role-Playing Games Studies: Transmedia Foundations (Use code FLR40 for a 20% discount!)
Videogames and the Ethics of Care (with John Murphy)
The Videogame Ethics Reader
Ludoliteracy
Ethically Notable Videogames: Moral Dilemmas and Gameplay
Examining ‘RPG Elements’: Systems of Character Progression (with Roger Altizer)
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About the Author
Alex Roberts is a powerful force of unstoppable role-playing enthusiasm. She designs games, and writes about them sometimes, too. She is good at twitter.

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