EarthGames on Tap
A evening hosted by the Center for Creative Conservation @ UW
May 18, 2017, 6-9pm
Can games change the world? Solving environmental problems and playing games may not seem like compatable events but perhaps they can be. Join us for an inspiring, fun, evening in which 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 gameshow will reveal “gamifiable” research that promises to inspire, shape, and inform game narratives and the interactive digital experience.
There will be plenty of time to mingle and brainstorm over drinks and appetizers–and to play games. There will be a number of game stations available where developers can showcase their work and test new ideas, and for others to experience firsthand the transformative potential of games for change.
Are you a researcher where the idea of games for change intrigues you, but you have no idea where to start? Or perhaps you are a game developer looking to explore new ways your expertise can make a positive impact on the world? Either way, this event is definitely for you. Will you join us?