Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jesse Shell - Is our life just one big RPG?

This talk has been causing a big buzz coming out of DICE last week. Jesse Shell talking about how gameplay will increasingly be part of our every day lifes.

Some of these themes have been touched on before. David Edery talked about gameplay in other products, as part of a talk he gave at last years Develop on How Digital Distribution Changes Everything, Maybe, but that makes Jesse's talk no less entertaining or instructive.

I particularly enjoyed the theory about peoples hunger for authenticity, as our world increasingly becomes more and more focused on virtual world relationships, objectives, currency and meaning.

For anyone interested in where gameplay design may be heading watch this talk.

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