Aarya on Games for Change Festival in New York-2017

Before attending the Games for Change Festival I had the misconception that games were purely for enjoyment and there was no other reason for the creation of games. After attending this conference I realized that games are created for purposes such as raising awareness for problems such as drug abuse and to also raise awareness for things such as sexual harassment and women’s rights. I learned that the game creator community is a large community whose creativity knows no bounds. I also realized truly how big the game creation world was with thousands of companies combining for billions of dollars in revenue.

Games for Seva because we learned about exciting new digital techniques that may help us in future game design and creation. We also had an opportunity to meet different people whose life experiences may also be beneficial to us in future game creation. This conference was a collection of great ideas and people all expressing themselves through the art of game design.

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