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Can We Experience Compassion through Play?

Jenova Chen  (CEO & Creative Director, thatgamecompany Inc.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Compassion through play. Jenova Chen, founder and creative director at thatgamecompany, will discuss how his team’s design philosophy continues since the launch of Journey to build Sky: Children of the Light as a social altruistic experience. Understand some of the unique design challenges he and his team encounter. Videogames can be a space to safely experience a wide range of genuine human emotions that can show us all the positive side of humanity within all of us.


Game designers, writers, engineers, artists and anyone else will see there is a different and uniquely positive approach to game development that touches peoples’ lives and evolves the medium.

Intended Audience

For game designers, writers, engineers, sound designers, producers, programmers and more who want to be inspired to approach videogames in an emotionally brave way.