Interview #3: Maaike Lauwaert

Maaike Lauwaert

She attacks The Sims with a passion, accuses games of supporting a dying capitalist system and delights when her avatar gets flowers in its antlers in The Endless Forest. Maaike Lauwaert is a Belgian writer and games researcher at the academy of Maastricht. In this third Tale of Tales interview about game design and appreciation, she rolls a ball through mainstream game joy with a hopeful eye on a more creative and participatory future.