Using Fortnite Creative to Solve World Problems

Using Fortnite Creative to Solve World Problems

Hugo Pilate, Service Designer & Prototyper, PLACE Network; Makan Fofana, Narrative World DesignerGAMES IN K-6, 7-12

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We've seen how games can change classrooms and communities for the better, but can they really help all of humanity survive — and even thrive?

Learn about ways Fortnite Creative is being used for social good. The Metaverse of the TURFU (a French slang for future), is a creative organisation based in the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris aiming to challenge the stereotypes influencing how the city of tomorrow is imagined. Through digital prototyping workshops and worldbuilding exercises on platforms like Fortnite, Minetest or even Miro, they hack our expectations by dreaming the city of tomorrow from its geographical and cultural periphery: the banlieues. Makan Fofana, the creator of this initiative and published author, and his collaborator Hugo Pilate, will speak about their experience formalizing their practice and the role Fortnite played as a creative catalyst and sandbox environment.

The United Nations has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are must-reach targets for the year 2030, and have been crafted with the purpose of supporting continued comfortable human life on Earth. Epic Games has taken these goals to heart. Learn about the new lesson plans that you can use with Fortnite Creative to educate a new generation on the importance of sustainability across many aspects of life.

Attendee Benefits

Student agency increases when students are presented with meaningful and relevant activities to encourage creativity and problem solving. How can we use games to ignite passion & jumpstart students' creativity?

Using Fortnite Creative in the classroom allows educators to meet students where they are and allows students to imagine solutions to real-world problems using in-game graphics and tools. Fortnite Creative offers a wide range of tools to design games and experiences in Fortnite. Whether students are starting from scratch with their knowledge about Fortnite, or they are seasoned players looking for new ways to express themselves, Fortnite Creative is the place. Fortnite Creative mode simplifies a lot of the moving parts when it comes to creating immersive experiences. The tools are simple and intuitive, and they use the same controls that millions of student-players already know. This means that anyone can start making amazing original content and see it represented in the world of Fortnite. Furthermore, in-game collaboration settings can accommodate up to 16 players building together in Creative.
Participants will learn about the work of educators around the world who have embraced Fortnite Creative and the great learning opportunities that are built right in the game.

Thu 12:00 am - 12:00 am
CORPORATE/NON PROFIT, K12, USING GAMES IN K-12, WORKFORCE & LEADERSHIP TRAINING