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Games For Good 3.0 – Tend & Befriend Edition

Collaborative gaming to save humanity and our planet

Date: 29th January 2020 6.30-9pm

Newspeak House – 132 Bethnal Green Road, London (near Shoreditch Overground)

 

Last decade will be condemned as a total failure of humanity to work together. Next decade and climate change crisis brings challenges that can only be solved by working together.

Join us on a journey of discovery of games that can skill up our ability to collaborate, from passing weapons, providing covering fire in a firefight, healing or boosting a teammate over obstacles. Featuring playable demos and VR experiences. Swim in the ocean, glide through clouds and play human tetris with friends in the multiplayer VR game Half + Half from NormalVR.

Speakers

Eva Pascoe (Cybersalon.org) –  a peak into history of collaborative video gaming

Ben Greenway – emotional exploration and cooperation with strangers, all without language in Journey and Sky: Children of the Light (by ThatGameCompany).

Karo Janicka – how to leverage community to improve village life in Stardew Valley (by Concerned Ape)

Simon Sarginson – serve as a human proxy for a virtual counselling program in Eliza (by Zachtronics)

Douglas Rushkoff – author of Cyberia book (1994) and lead of Team Human podcast on  collaboration for survival of the species

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*Games Degree students get free tickets but please register to guarantee entry

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