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Naomi Clark

Come build it! A Game Jam for Social Good

Join a team of designers from the innovative Design for Social Innovation program at SVA to create a game in ONE WEEKEND. We will take projects from concept to a workable prototype with mentorship from veteran game designers and producers.

A Weekend of Games for Impact Led by the Masters

The weekend was a great mix of DSI students, designers, gamers, coders and actors working together to create engaging, playable and fun social games. Everyone was eager to collaborate and teams were formed around shared interests. The weekend began with introductions into the Games for Change movement powered by Asi Burak. Participants then dispersed to…

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Games for Social Impact are the play of the future, and DSI designers are there.

In Asi Burak and Naomi Clark’s Games for Impact class, DSI students are tackling social problems with the help of games. The class is inspired by the growing field of social impact game design, which addresses any number of social problems – from gender discrimination to electoral awareness to health disparities – with games. Over the course of the semester, students learn to analyze social problems at a systems level, to develop tactics to visualize those systems, and to create appealing ways for people to interact with them. A game’s got to be played, after all.

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