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Session Name: Teaching Games with Games 4: Yet Another Six Exercises in Play
Speaker(s): Kaho Abe, Chris DeLeon, Colleen Macklin, Jill Murray, Ramsey Nasser, Toni Pizza, Sarah Schoemann, John Sharp, Catt Small
Company Name(s): Independent, Gamkedo, Parsons The New School for Design, Discoglobe Interactive Inc., Independent, NYU Game Center, Different Games, Parsons The New School for Design, Etsy
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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Overview: One of the best tools for teaching games are games themselves. Name a facet of games education and there is a way to teach it through gameplay. Want to explore continuity and consistency in storytelling? How about shuffling a deck of story cards. Want to think about gender dynamics? Maybe run a street game mod around gender stereotypes. Building on the success of the last three years exploring college-level games education GDC 2017 is changing things up, presenting six educators from informal learning to introduce one exercise they use to teach a different facet of games. The talks span design, programming, art, criticism and even teaching itself.

GDC 2017

Kaho Abe


Chris DeLeon


Colleen Macklin

Parsons The New School for Design

Jill Murray

Discoglobe Interactive Inc.

Ramsey Nasser


Toni Pizza

NYU Game Center

Sarah Schoemann

Different Games

John Sharp

Parsons The New School for Design

Catt Small


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