Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Inspiring Students to Develop Meaningful Games
Dr. Scott Nicholson is Professor and Director of the Game Design and Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He is the host of Introspective, a YouTube video series about analog game design. His current focus is on escape rooms, immersive experiences and live-action games designed around real-world learning outcomes, and was the lead author of the book Unlocking the Potential of Puzzle-Based Learning: Designing Escape Rooms and Games for the Classroom. Most recently, he worked with the mEducation Alliance to develop EscapeIF, a system to allow teachers in low-resource classrooms to use storytelling games requiring only a script, a blackboard, and found objects.