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Friday, June 29 • 4:15pm - 4:35pm
The Truth in Our Stars: Using Actual Science to Educate and Entertain

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Every game involves interacting with some form of simulation of the real world, whether it's physics or in-game economics or social interaction with NPCs. This fact offers designers an unprecedented opportunity for educating their players, without ever breaking the gameplay experience. Follow the development of TerraGenesis, the indie mobile sensation with over two million players, and explore how it seamlessly integrates real scientific principles into its game mechanics. By using real-world science alongside fictionalized gameplay, TerraGenesis simultaneously deepens its players' experiences and introduces people to new aspects of the world they might have never discovered.

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Alexander Winn

Founder & CEO, Edgeworks Entertainment
Alexander Winn is the founder and CEO of Edgeworks Entertainment. After developing the hit science-based terraforming game TerraGenesis in his free time, he captured the public imagination with over 2.5 Million downloads on iOS and an impending Android release. Alongside his wife... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 4:15pm - 4:35pm EDT
Room 104