Dr. Menno Deen designs social impact games. In his work he tries to connect and move players to enact things they would usually be less inclined to engage in. His work encompasses subjects like: talking about sexual abuse, inclusion and diversity, crowdsourcing medical research, fighting loneliness and others.
Games from the Favelas
Teenagers from the favelas of Brazil present their insights and learnings from enrolling in a month of serious games development. Together with Dutch designers and Brazilian devs, these teenagers created games to improve their living conditions, learn a language or develop mathematical skills.
The results of this educational (and fun!) month will be presented by the teenagers themselves. The talk will give a unique insight into the Brazilian perspective on interactive edutainment.