Designing Video Games for Social Impact

at Playcrafting NYC - Online

Course Details
$299 10 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, May 10, 6:00pm - May 26, 8:00pm Eastern Time (6 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 32
Teacher: David Negrin

What you'll learn in this design class:

This class is virtual. RSVP via Eventbrite and we will send instructions and appropriate links for you to join via the email you provide per guest in your registration. Instructions will be sent approximately one hour before the event begins.

Join us for Designing Video Games for Social Impact! In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of game design, get an introduction to organizing for social change, and design your own social impact video game. Video games that do not only entertain but affect social good through their narrative, gameplay, and real-world calls to action.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand and apply theory, craft, and art of game design.
  • Understand and apply tenets of organizing for social change.
  • Apply the art of narrative storytelling for gaming and match social impact missions to video game mechanics and story elements.
  • Analyze social impact games like Papers Please (Immigration), Sky: Children of Light (Compassion & Community), Papo y Yo (Child Abuse), That Dragon, Cancer (Cancer Awareness), Flower (Environmental Awareness), Florence (Relationships, Loss), and Salaam (Refugee Crises).
  • Create an interactive game design document (GDD) for your original social impact video game.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Refunds are grantable up to 3 days after the event for one-night classes and within 24 hours of the class for multi-week classes.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin 6 $299
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, May 12 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin
Mon, May 17 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin
Wed, May 19 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin
Mon, May 24 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin
Wed, May 26 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time David Negrin

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Playcrafting empowers the game development community through education, networking and collaboration. We offer workshops, classes and events for game developers and those aspiring to make games in topics including game design, programming, art, business and more.

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