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9:30am

Gaming Tools Kids Want to Use
    Limited choices exist when kids seek to author, not just play, their own video games. If video games are on track to topple film as the last big media mammoth, how can we build a video game workforce that we need? Instead of reinforcing the divide between artists and programmers, can we get more kids interested in learning the complex work that game development involves, and foster a really great game development community? What kids like to use for game development may surprise you. Come hear what they like, why the like it, and how new tools need to be built to meet the demands of future game developers. Join a conversation about authorship, identity, creativity, and the tools kids really use for developing serious and social games. Gain insight on elements of game tools that kids would use--if they existed!

    Speakers
    Computer Science Professor | University of Colorado | Alexander...

    Associate Professor, School of Media Arts | Columbia College...

    Exec Dir | Girlstart

    Executive Producer | Zynga Inc | Virginia McArthur is an Executive...

    Dir, Global Community Affairs | Advanced Micro Devices | Ward...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #GameTools
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10541

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