AC Atienza, Master's student in Experimental Digital Media, wrote an article entitled "Viewer Culture and Boardgames" for Cloudfall Interactive Studios. Atienza's research interest involves re-application of design principals from one field to another, such as game design into pedagogy or literary theory into game design. Atienza also works as a designer for Cloudfall Studios.
Their article, "Viewer Culture and Boardgames", questions why the popularity of watching people play video games doesn't extend to watching people play tabletop games. Atienza explores different reasons why spectating a board game or a role-playing game (RPG) might be a better option for some game enthusiasts, and how players can make spectating more accessible and engaging.
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