Wednesday 04/23/20143:00pm-3:30pm - NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
Josh Larson / Transformative Game Design Through Grace
Josh Larson discusses the concept of grace in game design and in the creation of That Dragon, Cancer, a poetic, surreal videogame in which players explore the immersive world of co-creators Ryan and Amy Green as they raised their son Joel, a child who fought terminal cancer for 4 years, and found hope in the shadow of death. If grace can inspire players to extend a little more grace to others – to better value someone else as a human – how could that influence life choices, policy creation, and positive societal change?