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|Session Name:||Black Games in Review: An Afro Future Flyby|
|Company Name(s):||University of Miami, Higher Education Video Game Alliance|
|Track / Format:||Design|
|Overview:||This presentation provides a foundation from which designers, developers, game marketers and others can draw an understanding of games made by people of the African diaspora. Its aim is to make visible, through aggregation and showcase, the contributions of African Americans, African nationals and other diaspora members. It is a one stop experience offering case studies of analog and digital games created by black people. nnTreating games as a cultural media form, the presentation highlights the work to provide a wide tour of the characteristics of the developer's work. It helps illustrate the diversity of game design and development, showcasing not only diasporic cultural elements but also demonstrating how games mad by black people share similarities and differ from others. From sci-fi RPGs to rap battle games, from African culture informed action games, to traditional car racing - attendees may be surprised to learn who made what.|