Come Make a Game: Library Game Jams

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Speaker: Scott Nicholson, Director of the Because Play Matters game lab, Syracuse University iSchool

Ever wanted to make a game? You have many users who feel the same way Help turn gamers into creators!

Game Jams are intense game-creation experiences where participants create a game in a short period of time. Tabletop Game Jams require little more than poster board, index cards, and markers, and Digital Game Jams can be done with free game creation software. Libraries can use Game Jams to bring together a group of patrons to address a local need through the power of play. At this session, Scott Nicholson, director of the Because Play Matters game lab at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, and members of the Games and Gaming Round Table will facilitate a Game Jam, where you will be making a game! Once you have participated in a game jam, you will have the knowledge and experience to bring this low-cost, high-impact and flexible gaming program back to your library!

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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