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Kids and Parents Playing Together Online: the Next Frontier of Casual Gaming


The last five years have shown us an explosion of casual games for adults, casual games for kids, and online games. But there are very few online games that are for kids and parents to play together, as a family. This is a vastly unexploited opportunity for those who want to create games that involve real social bonding, as well as loyal, emotional persistence. This talk will look at games that have succeeded at bringing kids and parents together, and those that have failed, and address the psychology and mechanics that work best for this very important play pattern.

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  • GDC 2010
  • Jesse Schell
  • Schell Games
  • free content
  • Social & Online Games Summit
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