An evening hosted by the Center for Creative Conservation @ UW
May 18, 2017, 6-9pm
Are you a researcher intrigued by the idea of using games to promote environmental awareness but have no idea where to start? Or perhaps you’re a game developer looking to focus your skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the world?
If so, you are invited to join us for an evening of fun and inspiring discussion as researchers and video game developers unite to spark collaborations on new games for change – specifically, video games that are good for people and the planet.
The evening will consist of short, spirited presentations by game developers and researchers working in the environmental, educational, and social change realms. Exciting new games promoting environmental literacy, critical thinking, and positive action will be highlighted and an audience-engaged game design event will reveal research that holds the potential to inspire, shape, and inform game narratives and new interactive experiences.
There will be plenty of time to mingle and brainstorm over drinks and appetizers–and to play games. Developers will showcase projects in development so that you can experience firsthand the transformative potential of games for change.