Fighting Fantasy- Making Games
Blogged by Tina Boonstra
Ian Livingstone, one of the founding fathers of the gaming industry and pioneer of interactive storytelling shared his story with us, from Games Workshop to taking on the government, and revolutionising the way ICT is taught in schools.
The session was a whistle top tour of the changes in gaming industry and a challenge to continue to lead the way in creating engaging games for new platforms.
The gaming industry is bigger than music, bigger than books and bigger than DVDs and its estimated that by 2015 the industry will be worth a whopping $90 million! Though games get an awful lot of bad press, 95% of games are family friendly. And a successful game is not just about graphics, for Livingstone it’s about game play, the art of engaging people without intimidating them.
Introduced and Produced by: Dr Jo Twist, CEO, UKIE
Sponsored by Telegael