You: A poetic game about meaning making and absence

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You is a game about play and the illusive pursuit of meaningful play. Each level of the game is about problem solving a space for You to meet objectives while making sense of the in-game content. Using the player character You, the player is both making meaning out of nonsense and finding meaning where it is absent. The game is designed as a light-hearted critical reflection on the intersection of narratology and ludology. Players must play with You, I and Them in the immutable structure of meaning making that forms the challenge of the game.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACE 2014 - 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Proceedings
EditorsSeng W. Loke, Arkady Zaslavsky, Lars Kulik, Evaggelia Pitoura
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329453, 9781450331852, 9781450333047, 9781450334013
StatePublished - Nov 11 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2014 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Nov 11 2014Nov 14 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2014
CityFunchal, Madeira


  • Critical design
  • Game narrative
  • Poetic games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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