Articles: Playing as Oppressed, Spiritual Formation, and “NecroDancing”

by M. Joshua

Josh talks about playing as a teenage girl in an arranged marriage, how his relationship with Jesus intersects with games, and why he’s excited to dance to a roguelike videogame.

Playing as Oppressed and Oppressor in Unrest

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Unrest casts you into the plight of the poor and oppressed – from both the perspective of the poor and their oppressors. As you walk in the shoes of both, you get to witness the way your choices shape an Indian city on the cusp of a bloody revolution.

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Spiritual Formation in Video Games Podcast

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Zach, Ted, and Josh talk about how they got into video games, and how that affected their faith, or spiritual formation. Topics include Wonderful 101, OlliOlli, and Tuffy the Corgi & the Tower of Bones.

Listen to Spiritual Formation in Video Games on the Theology Gaming Podcast. Or subscribe via iTunes.

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Why I bought a DDR Dance Pad

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I need to lose about 30 pounds. And I think I found a way to do it. Crypt of the NecroDancer is a smart, tactical roguelike that lets me control the game with dance. So I ordered a DDR Dance pad. No, I didn’t need to. And no, it’s not here yet. I just really want one. Because I’m fat, this game is fun, and I want to shed some poundage by dancing my booty off.

Read Crypt of the NecroDancer: Why I bought a DDR Dance Pad on Plus 10 Damage