Okay, so The Watchdogs Project was a flop, but I still think that the idea of collaborating on some scholarly work around a single agreed-upon computer game is a good idea. As gaming becomes increasingly collaborative, it seems like gaming scholarship should, too. We could create a discussion forum on this site dedicated solely to the project, and, if nothing else, generate enough work to form a panel for 2017's SFRA conference. Perhaps more. So I'd like to gauge whether there's interest. Reply to this thread if you'd at least like to continue the conversation. We can talk about what game we might think is interesting enough to capture and hold our scholarly interest, and how we might meaningfully collaborate.
This sounds like an interesting idea, I'd be interested in learning a bit more about your ideas regarding a collaboration. Had you any particular game/genre of games or any angle of research in mind?
I thought I'd set this to notify me when there were responses, so I apologize for the delay. No particular thoughts, though from the looks of it No Man's Sky might provide some opportunities. I'm thinking of just a sort of loose association for starters, maybe some people interested in playing and talking about a game as we work through it. I'd also love to play a co-op game with other people interested in a critical examination of it. So I'm open. I'm going to try to solicit some interest at the conference.
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