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Friday, October 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: Player Dynamics: The future of playing together (Kim Voll)

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Multiplayer games are now a global, cultural institution. Yet the social and cultural implications for game development have seen little focus. As a result we have ill-informed practices and a myth of "this is just how games are". But there's actually a lot we can do when equipped with a deeper understanding of how and why player dynamics emerge. As an industry it is up to us to foster healthy interactions and inclusion in our games. To get there we first must invest in understanding the root causes of player misbehaviour. And second we must invest in a more social approach to game development. This talk will explore these issues in depth, why it's hard and what we can do, with a call-to-action for the next decade. It's time for a revolution.


Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Crystal Cove