Show Notes

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
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
Ethically Notable Videogames: Moral Dilemmas and Gameplay
Examining ‘RPG Elements’: Systems of Character Progression (with Roger Altizer)
Pre-Order Star Crossed!