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Mark Chen is Director of Pepperdine University’s Gameful Design Lab where he is promoting social agency through the development of expertise in gaming practice and game design. He is also helping faculty incorporate playfulness and game mechanics into course work, designing experimental and artistic games that explore moral dilemmas and human nature, and researching esoteric gaming practices. Mark is the author of Leet Noobs: The Life and Death of an Expert Player Group in World of Warcraft, and he earned a PhD in Learning Sciences/Educational Technology from the University of Washington and a BA in Studio Art from Reed College. Marks' been a gamer his whole life and loves introducing newcomers to games and gaming practice. You can read more about Mark on his blog at http://markdangerchen.net or find him on Steam: thoguht mcdanger

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Surviving Mars
Colonizing Mars is in our future, but why wait?
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Slow but alluring game uniquely depicts how folklore shaped America
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Liyla and the Shadows of War
Stark, arresting game offers emotional perspective on war's human toll
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Bury Me, My Love
Moving portrayal of the dangers and uncertainty of a Syrian refugee
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Engare
Unique puzzle game's artistic geometry rewards and frustrates
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles
Practice typing by exploring and defending a world made of paper
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