A study of Serious Games: Changing the world through Play

Author: Jamie Harper

The report describes my investigation of the commonalities between games and drama and my efforts to develop a theoretical framework and practical methodology for merging them to create 'game/drama', that combines the rich participatory experience of game play alongside compelling stories. The introduction discusses the cultural context that has prompted me to undertake the project and the specific objectives of the Fellowship. The main body of the report describes my findings from two visits to the University of Miami and the interim period in the UK and concludes by assessing the extent to which I have realised my original objectives.