Christy Dena

Christy Dena is a writer-designer-director who works in digital and transmedia forms. She was granted Australia’s first Digital Writing Residency at The Cube for her project Robot University, thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts and QUT. In 2012, she was the Digital Writing Ambassador for the Emerging Writers Festival; and a prototype of her web audio adventure AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS was Finalist for the Best Writing in a Game Award at the 2012 Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival. She has worked on global alternate reality games and scalable pervasive games. She presents and mentors worldwide; has written numerous articles on writing and design; been published in numerous books; and wrote a PhD on Transmedia Practice.

Christy Dena Interviews Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is a game designer, academic and educator. He makes digital games, analogue games, installations, experimental narrative games, has written non-fiction books that are key texts in universities and is the founding faculty at the NYU Game Center.

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More on Gaming Transmedia from Christy Dena

Christy Dena discusses ‘Emotion and the Self in Games‘ on ABC Radio National [audio:|titles=Emotional Gaming – ABC RN: The List] Emotional Gaming (7:47) | by Jason Di Rosso, Cassie McCullagh and Christy Dena

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Emotion and the Self in Games

There are some books that carry you along a journey until your tears make it impossible to read. Films and television shows, too. Games evoke emotion in a similar way to non-interactive works, with some exceptions – the greatest difference being emotion facilitated through action. In this essay, I look at games and electronic literature that have triggered my emotions, and reflect on how this was achieved. The poet, novelist, screenwriter, playwright and games writer will find similar rhetorical devices being applied in different ways.

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