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Reviews of Train and Siochan Leat

June 20, 2009

Collected in my travels:

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  1. June 20, 2009 11:30 pm

    That one on GameCulture is potent. The comment about the universal, fundamental assumption of games as “safe places, free from repercussion, liberated from morality” is fascinating – it had not previously occurred to me how true that is. In fact, I might suggest it as a post topic, Brenda.

    • June 21, 2009 10:22 am

      Yes, that particular review was humbling to say the least. That was, of course, one thing I was exploring with Train and with the series overall – this concept that games must always be fun. You have probably heard me mention that so much of play is to practice without true consequence. It is interesting to me that if you build enough complicity – and particularly the way that Train does it through tiny little rule gaps – that the resultant effect is so strong. It is stronger than I suspected it would be.

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