Philadelphia Game Lab must know that just one gamification event wouldn’t satisfy Philadelphia, so the new Northern Liberties based gamification lab is hosting an entire week of gamification events called Grassroots Game Conference in conjunction with the second annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T.
The conference will highlight using gamification to facilitate creative development and social good, according to a press release.
Notable game entrepreneur and author Gabe Zichermann who runs Gamification.co, will deliver the keynote. In addition to Zichermann, the Smithsonian, NEA, GlitchLabs LA, and a variety of developers and educators will have presenters at the nine events throughout the week, according to a press release.
“The sessions are low cost or free, and intended for an audience that is interested in game creation and usage, for a variety of purposes. You don’t need to be a game developer to attend any.” said Philadelphia Game Lab founder Nathan Solomon in announcement about the event to OpenAccessPhilly.
Here’s what to expect from the Grassroots Game Conference:
- Panel on Games as Art, with representatives of the NEA, Smithsonian and others at CIty Hall, with refreshments beforehand http://ggc-
- Presentation on Spaces for Game Creation and Exhibition, by Sarah Brin of Glitch Lab in Los Angeles, followed by a Panel on Games as part of Artists’ Creative Practice http://ggc-
creativepractice.eventbrite. com/ FREE
- Games and Gamification for Non-Profits: A full day of events specifically focused on how non-profits can use Games and Gamification to achieve their goals. We have some great presenters coming in from all over, including Gabe Zichermann, who’s the leading guy in gamification. http://ggc-non-profit.
- Indie Game: The Movie at the Ritz. With the help of the national leadership of the International Game Developers Association, we persuaded the filmmakers to add Philly to their release tour as part of the conference http://
indiegamephiladelphia. eventbrite.com/ $15 -Minus $3 if you use our discount code: GRASSROOTSIGTM
- Unity Lunch Party: A bunch of local developers will be demonstrating Unity, the small team game developers’ software of choice, on multiple workstations at WHYY. http://ggc-unityparty.
- Collision of Music and Games: Dain Saint of Cipher Prime and Youngmoo Kim of Drexel, will be presenting their ideas on music as a part of gameplay. This should be a unique opportunity to hear two of the most significant and successful thinkers in this area, one from the commercial side, and one from the academic side http://ggc-musicgames.