Make Games and Puzzles with Social Media

Make Games and Puzzles with Social Media

Paul Darvasi, CEO / Lecturer, Gold Bug Interactive; Elisa Navarro Chinchilla, Educational Video Games Developer, Gargamel StudioGames & Instructional Design

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Games and puzzles made with social media leverage the reach, accessibility and ubiquity of networking platforms to connect with diverse audiences and learners. Game designers and educators Elisa Navarro Chinchilla and Paul Darvasi will teach participants to build games, devise puzzles, and advance narrative with popular social media platforms. The workshop will present a range of practical examples to show how popular platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok can be repurposed as discrete gameplay components or to host entire games. Attendees will learn practical tips and tricks and platform-specific considerations which will prepare them to build their own games with social media. The session will touch on transmedia gameplay, privacy considerations, and democratic game design.

Attendee Benefits

Participants will be introduced to a novel way to engage audiences with games by leveraging social media. Participants will learn relevant practical skills, technical considerations, and platform-specific considerations that will prepare them to design their own games and puzzles with social media.

Wed 12:00 am - 12:00 am
GAME / INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, K12, USING GAMES IN K-12