Panel Discussion

Making Games on a Damaged Earth

29 October 2020
11:00 — 12:00

Location: IMPAKT main programme online

Panel discussion //

Making games is a form of activism. Artists and designers use them to create virtual worlds with mysterious rules and meanings that go beyond our exploitative system of consumerism. Players are invited to embody fictional characters and invent new forms of interaction. Narrative games expose political agendas through humorous, ambiguous experimentation with topics that are normally beyond our reach or interest.

For this panel discussion we invite three activist game designers to present their latest interactive project connected to the climate crisis and discuss the possibilities of making change through making games. How can games create sensory experiences out of real world data? How can roleplaying as a digital character transform our relationships? How can we extend a game’s reach to effect change in the non-virtual world?

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