The ETC Press is proud to announce the release of the Proceedings of Meaningful Play 2018, edited by Rabindra Ratan, Brian Winn, & Elizabeth LaPensée.
Meaningful Play 2018 brought scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways. These proceedings contain full papers and extended abstracts presented about innovations in game design, research, and theory.
Meaningful Play 2018 was a conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Meaningful Play brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.
About the Meaningful Play conference
The Meaningful Play conference has been held every two years at Michigan State University since 2008. The conference is primarily designed for industry and academic game researchers, industry and academic game designers and developers, game educators, students, and government and NGOs interested in games
About Carnegie Mellon University’s ETC Press
ETC Press is a publishing imprint with a twist. We publish books, but we’re also interested in the participatory future of content creation across multiple media. We are an academic, open source, multimedia, publishing imprint affiliated with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and in partnership with Lulu.com.
ETC Press publications will focus on issues revolving around entertainment technologies as they are applied across a variety of fields. Authors publishing with ETC Press retain ownership of their intellectual property. ETC Press publishes a version of the text with author permission and ETC Press publications will be released under Creative Commons licenses. Every text is available for free download, and we price our titles as inexpensively as possible because we want people to have access to them. We’re most interested in the sharing and spreading of ideas.
About CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center
The ETC is the premier professional graduate program for interactive entertainment as it’s applied across a variety of fields. Our unique, two-year, Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) degree is jointly conferred by Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and the College of Fine Arts.
The ETC was founded in 1998 with Randy Pausch and Don Marinelli as the co-directors. The faculty and staff worked together to articulate our academic mission which focuses on educational goals and creative development. And we also created an R&D Agenda exploring transformational games, innovation by design and interactive storytelling. Throughout, we work to prepare students to graduate as creative professionals.