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Empathy and Identity in Digital Games: Towards a New Theory of Transformative Play

@inproceedings{Tanenbaum2015EmpathyAI,
  title={Empathy and Identity in Digital Games: Towards a New Theory of Transformative Play},
  author={Theresa Jean Tanenbaum and Karen Tanenbaum},
  booktitle={FDG},
  year={2015}
}
  • Theresa Jean Tanenbaum, Karen Tanenbaum
  • Published in FDG 2015
  • Computer Science
  • This paper looks at the concept of transformation in digital games and posits it as a core pleasure of digital games that can be positioned within a new discourse of “transformative play”. The poetics of transformation are uniquely suited to particular forms of narrative play, and the power of transformative play has significant implications for the design of persuasive games. Transformative play supports a process of empathic identification with a new point-of-view or lived experience, which… CONTINUE READING

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