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Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:30am
What Left 4 Dead Can Teach Us About Kids Games

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Fireside Chat:
What Left 4 Dead Can Teach Us About Kids Games

This fireside chat challenges designers to explore opportunities for children’s games by delving into their personal media libraries to find new inspiration in casual and hardcore games. Games like Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Halo, and Plants vs. Zombies are not designed for children under 12, but they present interesting design features and approaches for cooperative play, data collection, and achievements that, when properly framed within child developmental needs, can inspire great kids products. This session will explore multiple “grown-up” games and foster discussion of which of their features can be applied to the design and development of children’s games.

Carla Fisher, Anne Richards, Natalie Golub

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Carla Fisher

Founder & President, No Crusts Interactive
Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, Ed.D., is a game designer with a data obsession and the founder of No Crusts Interactive. Her work blends progressive educational philosophies, innovative game mechanics, and children’s curricular needs to create engaging interactive entertainment. Under her direction, No Crusts designedWilliamspurrrrg HD (iPad), Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece and Sesame... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
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