Making games for social change
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- Flanagan, M. AI & Soc (2006) 20: 493. doi:10.1007/s00146-006-0048-3
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This paper provides an overview of creating games for change from within an academic context, focusing specifically on the development of educational computer games for middle school girls. The essay addresses larger issues such as the cultural importance of computer games, the difficulty in categorizing a diverse user group such as “girls,” and the ways in which one could design game goals to promote diverse play and learning styles. Through such alternate design strategies, both media makers and students can incorporate significant social intervention into media work.