Unusual Games for Positive Change
Atmosphere Industries is an international award-winning non-profit that has been making unusual and genre-pushing games for change since 2007. The organisation’s co-founder, Kate Raynes-Goldie, will be be doing a sneak peak presentation of The Watchers, a privacy literacy game co-created with a group of Canadian children aged 8-10.
The game is a board game + iPad hybrid and was part of Atmosphere’s recently completed Gaming Privacy project, created in partnership with Ryerson University’s EDGE Lab (Canada) and funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Kate will be talking about the game itself and the process used to create it, as well as why online privacy literacy skills are so important for children to develop. You can read more about the project on the project blog.
As the games partner for Digital Futures, Atmosphere Industries will also be hosting a free few games of Mont Trottoir, a fun and quirky street game where the sidewalk becomes a mountain, but don’t fall off! If you’re curious about the inherent power of games to connect people and celebrate public space, this is definitely work checking out. Great for kids and adults of all ages! Plus there will be prizes!
Kate Raynes-Goldie will be speaking at DigitalMe on the 28th April at 10.45am in the Northbridge Piazza. To find out more and register online, it’s FREE!