Last year Michigan State U (where I got my PhD) started a Master’s program for Serious Game Design. I wish they’d had that back when I was there!
This fall they will be holding the Meaningful Play 2008 Conference.
Whether designed to entertain or for more “serious” purposes, games have the potential to impact players’ beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, cognitive abilities, and behavior.
Meaningful Play 2008 is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores the potential of games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways. The conference includes thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), innovative workshops, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions of games.
Director 11 is being marketed towards the serious game community and it just so happens that there is a competition for serious games at the conference. If you have a serious game ready (or even an idea or something under development) you may want to read a bit more in their call for games.
The submission deadline isn’t until August 15, 2008, so get busy. Sounds like a great contest for something done in Director. 🙂
If you make it there, be sure to stop by the cyclotron…and catch a football game.
Add comment May 18th, 2008