Next week BoostHbg collaborates with Nordic Game with a special section "Change Through Story" which focuses on serious games - how to combine game mechanisms in storytelling to reach positive change. We're offering you a talk, a panel, and a great workshop.
-We're in a great shift where old barriers are breaking down. Storytellers, gamers, and social change people combine their expertise in a new desire to solve big and small issues of our time. Joining us at Nordic Game is a great opportunity to meet and mix with likeminded and "newminded." Come play with us!, says Annika Gustafson at BoostHbg.
Nordic Game is Northern Europe's largest game conference and takes place in Malmö May 20-22nd. During the 3-day-conference 1 200 game developers will meet for networking, investor pitching, exhibitions, sessions on game development, financing, technological issues, and much more. You can buy a special one-day pass for 500 SEK or if you're one of the first lucky ten get the ticket for free from us!
Meet game design leader Nick Fortugno, COO of Playmatics, who'll talk about the field of impact-based games - games designed to deliver messages and make social change. Fortugno shows how techniques used to create game aesthetics can also be used to adapt games to educational or transformative ends. This talk provides a framework for thinking about how games can be effectively used as part of social change, activism, and public policy - and making them fun too!
Wednesday May 20, 3-3.45 PM, Venue: Reykjavik, Slagthuset.
Later in the afternoon BoostHbg presents a panel dicussing the new zone where games, storytelling and doing-good meet. How do you best go about navigating this new space? What are the pitfalls and the possibilities in the serious games space? In this panel, game design leader Nick Fortugno, COO at Playmatics, and innovative storytelling expert Annika Gustafson, executive director of BoostHbg, give constructive feedback to three projects directly on stage.
Wednesday May 20, 4-5 PM, Venue: Reykjavik, Slagthuset.
Read more about the projects and the workshop.