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I'M

William Dunkel.

Informatics PhD. Student 
University of California, Irvine
Emphasising Game Studies

I design creative cultural learning games that are responsive to the need for informal education in our digital, information-rich, world.

My studies focus on the intersections between education, globalization, and game design.

PORTFOLIO

01 PORTFOLIO

Mermaids of Iedo

 A collaborative game about the Korean Haenyeo, diving fisherwomen of the island of Jeju.

Live through the 20th century of Korea experiencing the Japanese Colonial Period through the South Korean Democratization movement in this Serious Analog Educational Game. 

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02 Game Studies

2019

Connected Learning Summit

Tech Demo for Mermaids of Iedo
Presented a curated version of Mermaids of Iedo to the Connected Learning Summit 2019 held at University of California, Irvine . 

2020

Media Ventriloquism: Double Ventriloquism & Aegyo in Overwatch 

Book Chapter

An academic book chapter co-written with Aaron Trammell about how Blizzard Entertainment Overwatch utilizes Korean Aegyo and Sonic representation.

2019

Digital Games Research Assoc. (DiGRA19)

Conference Presentation
Presented Mermaid of Iedo at the 2019 International Conference held at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. 

2019

Analog Game Studies 

Journal Article

Published "The Mermaids of Iedo:Balancing Design and Research in Serious Games". 

2016

The Virtual Wardrobe

M.A. Thesis

Thesis exploring the role of digital fashion and skins on Korean Online Gamers. 

2018

Assoc. of Asian Studies in Asia

Conference Presentation

Presented  the paper "Nerf This: Localization and Pan-cultural Representation of Aegyo in Overwatch” at Ashoka University in New Delhi, India.

DOCUMENTATION
GAMESTUDIES

03 Documentation

Examples of some of my documentation methods
Paper Prototypes
Mechanics Datasheets
Development Logs
Rulebooks
CONTACT

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