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Friday, April 29 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Subversive Humor and The Absurdity of Real Life Experience -- Yifat Shaik

I am here to advocate on behalf of the ridiculous. To be more specific, I aim to show you that we need more subversive humor in games and why you don’t actually have to be ‘serious’ to be serious. I will also draw from my experience of making Real Army Simulator, to highlight how you can make a game that subvert popular game concepts ("fun" in this case) while still being enjoyable

Real Army Simulator is the often humorous, slightly satirical and sometime real account of what is really like to be a soldier in the army. Pulled from Yifat and a few of her personal friends real account of their mandatory army service in the Israeli army, Real Army Simulator tries to show a more realistic view of the army and what it’s like to be part of it. The game presents life in the army as being part of a large bureaucratic and mundane machine rather than the glorified heroic experience often depicted in game

Verbs: How to Make Life Experiences Reflect in Your Games -- Charles Babb
My talk is about how to live a life of doing things for the sake of improving game ideas, game designs, and one’s creative process. I discuss my personal and professional lives (separately and together). I provide instruction on how to get the most out of each experiences and perpetually exist in a state of flow connecting activity to activity while critically analyzing and cataloging the events for creative processing and sharing in one’s games and other creative endeavors.

I discuss my personal life from traveling and studying throughout the world to working across various entertainment industries: music, manga (comics), television, film, marketing research, and video games. I focus on the importance of transforming minutes into moments into usable memories to recall throughout your creative process. I discuss how to best utilize your communities and embrace the myriad of experiences that sprout out of collisions and interactions within the community. The combination of your mental and physical activities with your communities’ activities empower one’s creative process to produce enriching and flavorful products.

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Charles Babb

Founder and CEO, Fairchild Consortium
♕ Gentleman Swashbuckler | Technology Artisan | Heavyweight Soap Boxing Champion | Lightning Bottler | Passport Stamp Collector | JetSetter Fresh Futurist ♕
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Yifat Shaik

artist/game designer, The Really Serious Game Company
I am here to advocate on behalf of the ridiculous. To be more specific, I aim to show you that we need more subversive humor in games and why you don’t actually have to be ‘serious’ to be serious. I will also draw from my experience of making Real Army Simulator, to highlight how you can make a game that subvert popular game concepts ("fun" in this case) while still being enjoyable | | Real Army Simulator is the often humorous... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bartos Screening Room

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