Game Play

Gameing is big business and the aesthetics and theory of games is now firmly footed in academia. At UCSC in the upcoming quarter a “Video Games As Visual Culture” class is being taught, and a student can major in Computer Game Design. Two new board games are appealing to us bookish and archivist types here in the Library’s Grateful Dead Archive. Coming soon will be “Grateful Dead-oply” a creation from Discovery Bay Games, the Washington State company that produced “Garage Band: The Game.” According to Craig Olson, Discovery Bay Games’ CEO, Bob Weir has been directly involved with developing the game’s content. After one gets out of jail, one might also like to play “Liebrary.” a bluff game surrounding opening lines in books. …”A screaming comes across the sky.”

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