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Session Name: Crossing Oceans with Game Making Workshops
Speaker(s): Rilla Khaled, Pippin Barr, Noelani Arista, Jason Edward Lewis
Company Name(s): Concordia University, Concordia University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Concordia University
Track / Format: Educators Summit
Overview: This session brings together three organizers of and one participant in a recent three-week Indigenous game-making workshop run in Hawaii called 'Skins 5.0' that taught game making with an emphasis on telling one's own stories. Each presenter shares a microtalk highlighting learnings from their particular workshop perspective. Attendees will leave with approaches for successfully running Indigenous game making workshops, including environmental, cultural, and practical factors to watch out for. They will also be presented with a design-based case for how cultural values are reified in game design, and examples of what "indigenized game play" can look like.

GDC 2018

Rilla Khaled

Concordia University

Pippin Barr

Concordia University

Noelani Arista

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Jason Edward Lewis

Concordia University

free content

Educators Summit

Game Career / Education