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Friday, October 6 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Game Design Microtalks

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A series of microtalks focusing on aspects of game design you might not have considered.

Beyond Fluff and Crunch: How Game Mechanics Can Increase Immersion Without Affecting Game States
Sharang Biwas 

Choreographic Thinking and Designing Games
Boris Willis

Language and Games
Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalioglu

Serious Advice for Designing Fun and Effective Serious Games
Tim Handley

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Sharang Biswas

Sharang is a writer, artist and game designer with a particular interest in roleplaying games and interactive performance. He has created and shown such work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Denny Gallery in Manhattan, and Pioneer Works and the... Read More →
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Tim Handley

Scientist, educator, gamer, and game designer. Tim has degrees in both physics and ecology. He has worked as a member of technical staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as an ecologist at the National Park Service. As founder and chief everything officer at Mindful Mammoth... Read More →
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Kathryn Hymes

Kathryn Hymes is 50% of the indie studio Thorny Games, where she makes games about language and cryptography. In her designs, Kathryn wants to tell stories in unorthodox, original settings from voices that may have otherwise been unheard. Full of math and computational linguistics... Read More →
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Hakan Seyalioglu

Hakan Seyalioglu is the other 50% of Thorny Games, an independent design studio of larps and RPGs that tells new and unconventional stories. In his design, he’s deeply explored what language means for us culturally and emotionally, and how it can be an engaging mechanic for play... Read More →
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Boris Willis

Boris Willis is the founder of Black Russian Games, Chief Artistic Officer of Boris Willis Moves and an Associate Professor of Experimental Game Design at George Maso University. He has performed with Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange, Jacob’s Pillow’s Men Dancers and Streb. He has created... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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