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Thursday, June 27 • 10:05am - 10:45am
"Indie Game Health"

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One of the interesting emergent areas in videogames today is the "independent games movement" a catch-all term used to romantically discuss everything from lone-wolf developers, to artists making games, to anti-establishment commercial ventures.  In reality it's about one important aspect of modern day game development : more people than ever, in more ways than ever, for more reasons than ever are making games.  And it is within these more self-motivated independent and hobbyist movements where you can find much of the recent richness of evolution for videogames across-the-board.

Health topics, themes, and initiatives are part of the massive explosion of independently produced games.  In this talk we will explore and highlight this work and within it find inspirations that will make us laugh, dream, and cry.  Drawing parallels with patient empowerment and advocacy efforts this journey into indie game health will yet again prove that when looking for the future of games for health you must always start by observing overall trends in videogames to begin with.

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Ben Sawyer

Co-Founder, Digitalmill
Games for Health

Thursday June 27, 2013 10:05am - 10:45am EDT
Room A: John Hancock Hall

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