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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 or find him on Steam: thoguht mcdanger

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm
Great game expansion tackles climate, still crashes
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Tayasui Sketches
Slick and satisfying illustration app on par with the competition
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Please Knock on My Door
Effective and affecting game about dealing with depression
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Attentat 1942
Emotional WWII game deftly explores the stories of survivors
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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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