Join Rabbi Weiss for the first program of the Schaarai Zedek Gaming Project as we find Jewish meaning and inspiration in video games and other interactive media.
This time, we will be playing Undertale, a role-playing game available on PC, Mac, the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Released in 2015 and made by a single developer, Toby Fox, Undertale tells the story of a child who falls into the Underground, a world full of monsters, some friendly and others less so. Through deceptively simple pixel art, a unique combat system, lovable characters and even blurring the line between player and character, Undertale tells a heartfelt, funny story that helps us begin to ask questions about conflict, prejudice, determination, and the redeeming power of kindness.
For our first session on February 9, we’ll explore how to prime ourselves to find meaning in the games we play in preparation for playing Undertale. Participants should then play through the game in the intervening two weeks, so we can reconvene on February 23, ready to talk about our experiences, answer big questions, and have a great time doing it!
The game typically costs between $10-20 depending on the platform. You will not need a powerful computer to play it. If you need any help downloading it or figuring it out, please contact Rabbi Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is both on Zoom and in person. RSVPs are requested.