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Friday, October 19 • 15:00 - 16:00
Bleed in, Bleed out - A design case in board game therapy

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This talk describes game design challenges considered in the ongoing development of a tabletop game where players bring their real life problems into a the framed safe-space of a play session. The game, tentatively called Mind Shadows, is a game for two or three players who trust each other. The main aim of the design is to create play situations where players in cooperation better can understand situations in their everyday lives that are emotionally complex or difficult, and by this understanding find ways to cope with the situations.

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Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari

Södertörn University / HEVGA
Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari is a game designer, researcher, and developer who entered the video game industry as a programmer in 2000. Her PhD (2010) explored AI for characterisation and story construction.  Her current interests are AI based game design, story-making games, and therapy... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:00 CEST