Writing & Designing
While there is some overlap, the skills that a writer and a designer bring to games development are very different. This session takes a look at a winding career and shines a light on what it takes to be a games designer and writer.
Today’s students have never seen a world without video games. They’re an integral part of life now, becoming a new cultural artifact, a new entertainment medium, and bringing with them a whole slew of new employment opportunities.
But how do they work? And what are the parameters for having a meaningful dialog about them with our students?
In this session, Paul Callaghan, a veteran game developer, will explore the elements that contribute to games literacy and how that can be applied to traditional literacy and numeracy skills.