Gaming the System
Gaming the System demonstrates the nature of games as systems, how game designers need to think in terms of complex interactions of game elements and rules, and how to identify systems concepts in the design process. The activities use Gamestar Mechanic, an online game design environment with a systems thinking focus.
About the Authors
Katie Salen Tekinbaş is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and Chief Designer and Researcher at Institute of Play.
Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington.
Rafi Santo is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington.
—Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley
—Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, and Director, Lifelong Kindergarten group, MIT Media Lab