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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Indigenous Games Lightning Talks
Speaker(s): Julia Keren Detar, Elizabeth LaPense, Renee Nejo, Daniel Starkey, Allen Turner
Company Name(s): Untame, Michigan State University, 3 Turn Productions, Freelance, Council Of Fools LLC
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Looking back at game history, a lot of emphasis has been put on Eurocentric game systems. While that is a large part of the industry's collective history, as designers it is important to learn about other game systems and their cultures. This collection of microtalks sheds light on some traditional and modern indigenous games and how their design systems reflect the values of those cultures. The talks also cover of some of the different challenges of crafting games for different communities and how indigenous designers approach the design process.

GDC 2017

Julia Keren Detar


Elizabeth LaPense

Michigan State University

Renee Nejo

3 Turn Productions

Daniel Starkey


Allen Turner

Council Of Fools LLC

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