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Saturday, November 4 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mental Health and Game Mechanics: Systems That Strike A Nerve

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Game mechanics can, by design or chance, bring out aspects of our mental health. Whether it's dialogue systems that tap into social anxiety or narratives that echo depression, come discuss these experiences and more with our panel.

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Alex Zandra Van Chestein

Game Designer, Independent
I've been a game designer, writer and artist for the past 20 years, the last 6 of which were with a large studio where I worked on many PC, console and mobile games, with teams ranging from handfuls to hundreds. Having recently returned to independent work, I now create prototypes... Read More →

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Ophelie Bernard

Games Academic
I'm a game designer/academic, currently working towards a masters degree in game studies & design.
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Jamie Johnson

Exhibitor Coordinator, SPX
Developer, healer main, bad a games

Amber Wolfer

Code Witch

Saturday November 4, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
* Panels B - 5411