April 2016: ‘Food’

Salutations once more, people of the internet. I hope you brought your appetite because for this month’s edition of Blogs of the Round Table we want to hear all your thoughts on ‘food’:

What is the role of eating in games? How does the experience of food change the way a game is played, either socially or on your own. What are the perceptions of eating for gamers and how do games treat the rituals around food? Tell us about chicken hidden in walls, mama’s that taught you to cook, dishes that you pass around on board game nights and who is willing to trade me a wood for my fist full of wheat. We want to know about the experience of food in and around games and play.

My stomach is rumbling already. I’ll try not to fill up on breadsticks in the meantime but if the main course doesn’t get here soon I might have to get a takeout box. Keep a look at what recipes have been contributed so far with the Link’o’matic 5000 below:

If you hunger for your own iframe, just copy-paste this piece of code onto your own site:

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With that, I turn it to you to cook up something special.

Please email us your submissions or tweet them to @thecybersteam or @critdistance with the #BoRT hashtag. Happy blogging!

Suggestions for the Round Table:

  • Blogs of the Round Table is not curated. If you write it, we’ll publish it, as long as it’s connected to the topic and has been written specially for BoRT or up to one month prior.
  • Think of the BoRT topic as a starting point and connecting your piece to the topic can be as creative as you want. We’re interested in writing about play, so be playful when you approach the round table!
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  • If your work contains potentially disturbing content, please include a suitable warning at the start.
  • You can submit as many articles as you like throughout the month, and it doesn’t matter if they are commercially published, paywalled or available for free but we will need a transcript for paywalled content to be approved.