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Discussing Identities through Game-Making: A Case Study

De Paula, BH; (2016) Discussing Identities through Game-Making: A Case Study. Press Start , 3 (1) pp. 66-85. Green open access

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Abstract

Identities should not be understood as a static, defining trait, but as a temporary articulation performed by diverse people. Based on data generated through the Playing Beowulf project, in which students produced their own games, I present a reflection on the meaning of a gamer identity and how diverse identities can be performed and articulated during game-making process. Understanding how these identities are orchestrated in a non-professional environment might help to clarify the relationship between them and the social and cultural position occupied by games, as well as to reflect on the validity and possible limits of a gamer identity.

Type: Article
Title: Discussing Identities through Game-Making: A Case Study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://press-start.gla.ac.uk/index.php/press-star...
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: identity; gamer; culture; game-making; education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089807
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