Role of Play: New Games, New Chances. A Future Perspective on Play in Society
By Ben Schouten and Menno Deen
Role of Play: New Games, New Chances. A Future Perspective on Play in Society offers a refreshing take on modern game design and play. It underlines the significance of digital play for contemporary culture.
With 400+ illustrations, the authors sketch a wide variety of examples from analogue play to video games, from digital treasure hunts to flying a plane, from waging galactic wars with aliens to designing your home, from battling cancer to behavior change, from puzzle games to urban planning.
This book addresses the latest trends in serious games and playification, for purposes other than pure entertainment. In their free-play form, these playful interactions increasingly contain reflections on social issues such as climate change or inclusiveness.
As change is a sign of our time, the authors show how to play with the rules that underpin society and its positive outcomes. Role of Play is intended for a wider audience, including game--and social designers, policy makers, developers, and students.
Softcover, 296 pages, full color, 6.6 × 9 inches
Designed by Studio Renate Boere
Published by Jap Sam Books, 2023