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Broadcast culture meets role-playing culture

Denward, Marie and Waern, Annika (2008) Broadcast culture meets role-playing culture. In: Playground Worlds: Creating and Evaluating Experiences of Role-Playing Games. Ropecon ry (www.ropecon.fi/pw); The Book for Solmukohta, Finland, pp. 248-261.

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Abstract

The production "Sanningen om Marika" is a rare example of a production that combines traditional broadcast culture with the participative culture fostered primarily within the larp community in the Nordic countries. Swedish television collaborated with The Company P to produce this alternate reality multiplatform media production. The result was a spectacular and controversial production offering online and live action role-playing experiences in parallel with traditional TV drama. This article focuses on the differences between the production cultures of two companies, and how it affected the experience they produced together.

Item Type:Book Section
ID Code:3427
Deposited By:Marie Denward
Deposited On:23 Sep 2008
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:22

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