Game Design Methodologies for Gender Playability: A Case Study of Thermophiles in Love

This talk was presented as part of the Social Studies of Live Action Role-Playing Games conference held at the European University of St. Petersburg on December 8th-9th, 2016.  A full transcript may be found below.   My name is Samara Hayley Steele, and it is an honor to be here, albeit digitally, at the Social Studies of Live Action Role-Playing Games academic conference at the European University of … Continue reading Game Design Methodologies for Gender Playability: A Case Study of Thermophiles in Love

Thermophiles in Love (2016)

Thermophiles in Love (2016) is a multimedia collaboration between Mark Marino, Rob Wittig, Samara Hayley Steele, and Cathy Podezwa.  The larpscript was written by Samara Hayley Steele. A beta-version of the larp was run at the Berkeley Center for New Media at UC Berkeley on October 14th, 2016.  The first two official runs occurred as part of the gallery exhibit at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for … Continue reading Thermophiles in Love (2016)