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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Well-Played: Animal Crossing or How We Have Faith in Systems

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Animal Crossing is possibly the game success story of the pandemic, providing a deep compelling experience for our socially distanced society. But why this game? What in the design elements is making it so comfortable? What in the design should make us critical of that comfort? In this talk, Nick Fortugno uses Animal Crossing to take a hard theoretic look at the concepts of faith in systems and procedural rhetoric from a very ambivalent perspective.

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Nick Fortugno

Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences and co-founder of Playmatics. Fortugno has been lead designer on dozens of works, including leading interactive narrative design on Frankenstein AI, shown at Sundance New Frontier, and on games and experiences... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT