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How 'Kind Words' Encourages Kind Players

Ziba Scott (Optimist, Popcannibal)

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

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Word on the street is that the internet is full of jerks. So what do you do if you want to make a game where real people talk to each other about extremely sensitive topics?

"Kind Words" is an experiment in player trust and control. Learn how a small team crafted gameplay and moderated half a million pieces of player writing to balance community with anonymity.

Also, lies. They used a few lies.

Takeaway

Attendees will get an understanding of the design, underbelly and outcome of a system intended to safely facilitate intimate conversations in a public setting.

Intended Audience

Game designers and community managers interested in encouraging civility.