ECGBL Keynote Speaker Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECGBL.

Gamechangers: Transforming agency, engagement and communities with digital game trails

Prof. Sara de Freitas

Games have been considered more of a leisure time activity in the past, but today games are being used in multiple ways to support agency, engage communities and support education and health training. This talk will consider how the game concept can be used to deliver trails, and how through game engagement and communities we can adapt game trails to deliver digital lessons and shape new experiences that centre upon agency and role play. Since its inception, the serious games movement has been transforming our lives, this talk explores how this transformation which began two decades ago has now become part of our everyday lives and how serious games now top the best seller games list. Through intertwining trails, games and role play, agency and community engagement can thrive.