Videogaming and Death

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Videogaming and Death

Death has always been a part of videogames: a way of dividing up playtime, effort, and accomplishment. This course examines a range of relationships between videogaming and death – from what dying repeatedly in games can tell us about play, failure, and overcoming adversity to how games help us grieve and make sense of death in our everyday lives. Through a combination of reading about and playing games this course offers a theoretical and hands-on approach to studying videogaming as an academic pursuit and what that can teach us about death and dying.