Jose Zagal

GameLog is an online blogging environment for supporting reflection of gameplaying experiences. By writing about the games they play, users can begin to identify gameplay features and design elements present in multiple games, and how these features interact to provide particular experiences. GameLog also support users’ understanding of how a game, and the gameplay experience, can change over time.
GameLog differs from traditional blogging environments because each user maintains multiple parallel blogs, with each blog devoted to a single game. When a user starts playing a new game, he simply starts a GameLog for that game and can then write his thoughts and feelings about it. When done playing, for whatever reason, he can “close” the GameLog. All GameLogs, closed or open, are always available for reading. Users can also comment on each other’s entries.


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