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08
Sep
11

Playability: Making games for kids

I shall be speaking at this year’s Flash on the Beach conference in Brighton, UK (11th to 14th September 2011).

The subject is playability in relation to making web games for kids. As a lead developer, tech lead and team leader I have had huge amounts of experience working on game design and development with major kid’s TV brands. It is exciting, fun and always a privilege.

In the session I will be looking at how a gamedev team is made up, the product lifecycle from idea to release. Important points I’ll look at are the specific needs of the game’s audience. How to design the best control method, the most appropriate aesthetics and which mechanics work best.

I’ll dig into the elements of a successful game – which measures are used to find out if a game is ‘good’ and successful.

With constantly shifting sands in the world of the web,I’ll touch on what I see as the future of games for a major broadcaster – what technology will be used and on what platforms.

During the session I’ll be showing examples of games, video examples and I’ve arranged for a Skype call to the TV offices…

Playability at FOTB2011




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