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Climate Crisis Workshop: Use Your Game Developer Superpowers to Fight the Climate Crisis

Grant Shonkwiler  (Commander & Shonk, Shonkventures)

Chance Glasco  (Creative Director, Good Dog Studios)

Trevin York  (Founder, Dire Lark)

Arnaud Fayolle  (Art Director, Ubisoft, Positive Play)

Nidhi Upadhyaya  (Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council)

Shayne Hayes  (Associate Director, Atlantic Council)

Location: Room 209, South Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Workshop

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

This full-day interactive workshop returns for the third time, streamlined and improved to teach teams and individuals how to integrate climate change and climate resilience messaging into their games. Through expert lectures and hands-on design activities, participants will both better understand the climate crisis and unlock their own superpowers as game developers, immediately applying new theory and practice to develop an original game pitch by the end of the day. Join us and become equipped to impact gamers and ultimately change the world with actionable design approaches.


Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the downstream impacts of the climate crisis on individuals, and understand approaches to build people's resilience to those impacts.
Participants will learn fundamental transformational design approaches and practice applying these approaches with guidance from the workshop leaders.
Participants will leave this workshop empowered with the knowledge, approaches, and processes necessary to add effective climate resilience messaging to their games.

Intended Audience

Anyone making games in any role. Both individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

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