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Fair Play Summit: Digital Thriving in a Post-Pandemic World: A Prosocial Blueprint

Matthew Lee  (Chair, IGDA Serious Games SIG)

Attila Szantner  (Co-Founder & CEO, MMOS)

Elizabeth Kilmer  (Qualitative Researcher, TakeThis)

Kimberly Voll  (CEO, Brace Yourself Games)

Tim Nixon  (Director of Online Experience, thatgamecompany)

Charly Harbord  (Director of Partnerships, The Global Game Jam)

Location: Room 209, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 5:50 pm - 6:50 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: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

How do we build more inclusive and resilient communities? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many people shifted to using online spaces as their primary means of engaging with the world, this question takes on renewed importance. To tackle this question, this panel brings together experts on the psychology of games and online engagement with practitioners who helped design a game for empathy and inclusion from the ground up (thatgamecompany's Sky), led prosocial initiatives which helped reshape the character of an online community (Project Discovery in EVE Online), or who seek to harness our industry and player communities for environmental action and other forms of good. Over the hour, the panel will cover the state of community design and management, the holistic context of resilience, and lay out practical recommendations for building better worlds using many of the tools we already have as designers and developers.


Attendees will learn how different practitioners have created platforms and experiences that provide players with a sense of accomplishment that goes beyond moment to moment gameplay, about the state of the science of community design, and gain tips on how to operationalize these examples in their own works.

Intended Audience

This talk is geared towards anyone interested in learning about the current state of community design, those interested in integrating prosocial elements like citizen science into games, and anyone interested in taking steps to address underlying issues which drive toxicity and disengagement.

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