Noah Falstein (President, The Inspiracy)
Location: Room 2016, West Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
All Access Pass, Core Pass
Design, Production & Team Leadership
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
Games continue to expand into many areas and industries, including medicine, education, and training. Often, the design of these specialized types of games are not focused primarily on entertainment and fun, but rather using those aspects to achieve other ends. This can create new challenges and constraints for designers, while also opening up fresh perspectives and revitalizing interest in making games that do more than copy last year's hits.
This talk provides key lessons on how game designers can widen their approaches to succeed in these new, cutting-edge applications of games and game technologies, using the medical field primarily for examples while also learning to apply them to other evolving fields.
Attendees will learn cross-discipline techniques for collaboration with others, how to change game design thinking to incorporate new constraints and objectives, and how to adapt game industry knowledge to work in rapidly evolving fields beyond entertainment.
This is for game designers of all levels who are curious about expanding or transforming their work by exploring game-adjacent fields where new challenges require new approaches. Producers active in these new fields (e.g. medicine, e-sports, education) may also find it helpful to their work.