Which of Flanagan’s propositions are the most aligned with your own goals, and why?
I think the third proposition is most aligned with my goals. The first two propositions suggests that the content of games can be critical to encourage players to think critically about issues presented in it. I think these properties are more or less not unique to games. One can also create movies, writings, images to similar effects. So even though game / interactive art is a very good medium for these kind of criticality, and these criticality are very interesting and important themselves, I’m more interested in the third proposal in comparison.
The third proposal deals with new kinds of play. The entire mode of interaction can be different. Each instance is almost like a new medium. For me I find the notion of “new” very central to me when I think about projects I want to make. I think it is what makes me excited about anything.