Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Feb 16, 2017

5a7 – How to Lose Your Anime Boys in Eleven Days: a Primer on Otome Games in English

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 a 7 showcasing its stellar members’ ongoing research.

Magister Sarah Christina Ganzon ’s talk will focus on otome games in English. It will situate this emerging category of games, and touch upon its continual fluctuation as it is being co-defined amongst players worldwide. She will further expound on the genre by touching on some of its central topics:

  • players’ discourse surrounding this category (ie. Otome games vs. dating sims) and its history outside Japan
  • representations of femininity and masculinity
  • fan labor and localization
  • gendering and popular platforms for otome games: mobile, PS Vita, PC

Please feel welcomed to join our community of multifaceted
scholars – casual chitchat follows the weekly presentations
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Attendees are welcomed to bring snacks and drinks to their liking.

WHEN? Thursday, February 16th, 5-7pm
WHERE? TAG Lab (Concordia, EV 11.435, 1515 Ste. Catherine W.)
WHO? Everyone is welcomed!
WHAT? Cutting edge new media research