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EKSA: Game Of The Week: Episode 5

The 2012 Game of the Week Podcast 3: EKSA featuring GAMBIT Development Director, Sara Verrilli

The goal of this project is to explore how social interaction can be made more meaningful for players of social network games. Given the challenges of Facebook's technical constraints and the norms there for asynchronous play, Eksa is intended to give players a way to create content and share it with friends in an environment that encourages both friendly interaction as well as lighthearted competition. The game will gather data on players to see how much and with whom players play, how often they create and share mazes, and how far mazes travel between friends. The research question that began this project, and for which data will be gathered, is: how can a social game provide more meaningful social interactions for its players?

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What is the Game of the Week? This is the Game of the Week.

Beginning February 20th, 2012...On the Monday of each week, a new video exploring the origins and processes of developing each project will be posted. GAMBIT Audio Director Abe Stein will post a blog during that week, featuring concept art, design documents, and analysis of the highlighted game will be offered for your viewing pleasure!

A GOTW 2012 Video: EKSA Game Of The Week Video Produced by Generoso Fierro, Edited by James Barrile, Intro Music by Abe Stein, Background music by Mandric Tan.   

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