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Iron Game Design Challenge w/ Jessica Creane
March 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Jessica is an interactive experience designer and the founder of IKantKoan, a game studio for intensely curious people. Jessica is a Professor of Game Design at Drexel University and CUNY City Tech, a climate change game designer with The National Parks Service, and she recently gave a TEDx talk on embracing uncertainty through play. Her work has been presented at The World Economic Forum, UPENN’s Environmental Storytelling Summit, Tanween Creativity Festival, BostonFIG, and on KQED San Fransisco. Her New York Times recommended playable theater show, CHAOS THEORY, recently won the Best Social Immersion Award from Immersion Nation.
A Challenge show inspired by Iron Chef and sessions of Iron Game Designer run by Eric Zimmerman, Tracy Fullerton, and IndieCade at past physical festivals, Iron Game Design Challenge pits two teams of three game designers against one another to use simple free tools to create games over the course of the show based around the inspiration of a secret ingredient. Produced by Ryan Omega, hosted by Sam Roberts, and featuring a jury panel.
The challenge show happens every 7 weeks, and the six weeks between each episode will feature each one of the competing designers streaming a game and being interviewed.