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Thursday, March 14, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join us on Thursday, March 14th at 4:00 PM for our Winter term multidisciplinary panel discussion. This time, the theme is Co-operative Games. Our speakers will bring in their unique perspectives and expertise to discuss the co-operative games Spirit Island (2017; board game) and Overcooked 2 (2018; video game).

We'll use Spirit Island and Overcooked 2 as a springboard for a larger discussion about the genre of co-operative games: What are these games all about and why would people play them? How are they different from one another in form, content, and player experience?

The event is free and anyone interested in games or games-related topics is encouraged to attend.

You don't need to play these games in order to follow and enjoy the panel discussion; however, if you wish to play, please inquire with Nicole (Games Institute email) because we'll be organizing play sessions at the GI in the weeks prior to the event!

Speakers

Marcela Bomfim is a Ph.D student in Applied Health Sciences. Her research focuses on exploring Gameful Design to improve Food Literacy among people.

Rina Wehbe is a Ph.D student in Mathematics Computer Science. Her research focuses on understanding difficulty and learning in games and productivity applications.

Lindsay Meaning is a Ph.D student in English Language and Literature. Her research focuses on settler colonialism and imperial ideologies in single player role-playing games.

Cost 
FREE
Location 
The Games Institute
Collaboration Space
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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