"I come at this from the nonprofit side. I'd just say to keep in mind that nonprofits are mission-driven, and that there IS a way to create a game that is both truly gameful and meets the organizational mission. So if it seems there are tough…"
Are you a nonprofit leader looking to create a game, or a developer looking to work with a nonprofit to create a transformational game or experience? This collaborative working group connects public sector NPOs creating games with those interested in making good games for change.See More
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Student, Teacher, The Best Project Manager Ever, Public Speaker, Voice actor
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
pretty awesome (3-5 games)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Simulations, Educational games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I’m interested in working with any organization or business teaching (or that wants to teach) history and/or civic engagement with games. This could be for any age player, although currently my work focuses on elementary and middle school students.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I work on web games for Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trip series. We build about 6 new games a year, for an elementary and middle school audience.
So, here are some of our recent ones:
The London Factor (understanding mercantilism through practice, work in progress),
Can I Trust It? (research source analysis game, work in progress),
Research Rescue Squad Challenge (historical research process simulation, work in progress),
American Pop (American music history from the colonial period to the present, work in progress),
Emancipation Where (simulation of the decision-making process Lincoln had to go through to decide where to emancipate the enslaved with the Emancipation Proclamation),
Friendship or Family? (RPG of point in young master and young enslaved boy’s life when they have to stop being friends and take on their adult relationship),
Between a War and a Hard Place (RPG, deciding British naval policy during Napoleonic Wars)
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Connecting the right people together
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
WizKids Pirates (yes, really)
Superbetter (I hope)