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Thursday, August 18 • 11:30am - 4:30pm
River of Justice: Conflict Resolution in a Complex World

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River of Justice is a 3D immersive game exploring the complexities of global conflict, ethical decision-making, and tensions between justice and forgiveness. Players take on the virtual role of an international agency representative in a fictionalized version of Uganda during the violent reign of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Suddenly finding themselves swept into the conflict, players are faced with ethical dilemmas that have both local and far-reaching consequences.

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Earl Aguilera

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Games and Impact, Arizona State University
Former HS English teacher | Doctoral candidate: Learning, Literacies, and Technologies | Studying the role of youth literacies in digital-age learning environments
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Sasha Barab

Tempe, Arizona, USA, Arizona State University
My work involves the seamless integration of bounded games (where players can fail safely, receive embedded assessment, and have consequentiality in the confines of a fictional world) and larger, flexible 'meta-game' structures and affinity spaces that foster user-driven extensions... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2016 11:30am - 4:30pm
Northwoods Union South

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