.:Local Games Lab:.
Our team at the University of Wisconsin makes and researches what we call “local games” that are set in real-life neighborhoods and ecological habitats. These games explore the ordinary environments we live in, and the extraordinary places we visit occasionally. When deeply immersed in such games, players experience the complex dynamics of a place. Local games deepen our connections to people and places.
Our vision is rooted in community: the people we work with, the locations we document to create our games, the groups and organizations such as schools where people play and study with local games, and the sense of place that informs our theory of learning.