Educational Game Demo Night!

  • Mar 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our third educational game demo night is set for March 3rd!

Attendees get exclusive walk throughs of four exciting learning games from our members. Learn about new game concepts and discoveries, and the traction and the development process these games have undergone thus far. 

NYU students who have student ID can attend for free!

We're pleased to announce our four presenters: 

Stride & Prejudice, Presented by Carla Fisher

Stride & Prejudice is an endless runner where the platforms are formed from the text of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Players control a pixel-art Lizzy Bennet as she jumps across the text. The game also features controls to adjust the scrolling speed to the player’s preference and three color settings, similar to eReading devices. It was designed by Dr. Carla Fisher, a game designer specializing in educational games for kids, and published by her studio, No Crusts Interactive.

FreshBiz, Presented by Patty Sherin

FreshBiz is a board game and series of game-based workshops described as "Monopoly meets The Game of Life." FreshBiz teaches business and life lessons through entrepreneurial thinking and exercises that interact with various life challenges.  The game was created in Israel and has been taught to thousands of kids and adults in countries from China to Mexico, Russia to Spain. Patty has been a facilitator with FreshBiz since March 2013 and leads workshops in New York City. 

Rhymes with Friends, Presented by Brian Tedesco

Rhymes with Friends is a poetic game designed to inspire and challenge users. In Rhymes with Friends, players are given three random words to use within the context of a unique poem or rhyme, and then encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Features include single player, "The Poetry Slam" which allows players to create a multi-player game based on those three random words, social media integration, and leaderboards. The game, available in the Apple App Store, will be presented by Brian Tedesco, the game designer and the co-founder of Funky Gecko Design. 

Digital Training Simulation, Presented by Richard Carey

Richard Carey is a thought leader in game-based learning and provides strategic, creative and program management services to companies building learning games, simulations, mobile and web applications. Richard will be presenting a brief case study of a training simulation and motivational tournament he designed and developed with Muzzy Lane Software for Latin America's leading specialty retailer and financial iservices company.

Interested to present at a future event? Fill out our form and we'll be in touch.

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  • Richard C.

    Props to Joe, Liz and Anthony for organizing, and to Jay for the cool sketches. Best GBL Meetup so far!

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Jay B.

    I drew the presenters at the event. Please don't hurt me!

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • David M.

    Really enjoyed my first meetup with all of you. Love to see how creative game designers have become - never thought I'd see a poetry slam game!

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    GBLNYC sure knows how to design an experience! Thanks for listening to me talk about Rhymes with Friends. It was a great conversation. I left with some outstanding takeaways...and had fun doing it! Liz thanks for the download!..AND yes we are free again. I've extended the promotion until end of April.

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Jay B.

    Fun Meetup- and now I see- Rhymes with Friends- is avail for free.

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • Linda P.

    I loved the wide range of games being presented and the strong audience participation

    2 · March 4, 2014

  • Wendy S.

    Joe, Liz, and Anthony did a great job putting this event together. Thanks to the organizers and all four presenters for sharing their games. It was a cool evening!

    2 · March 4, 2014

  • Katya H.

    I'll be at SXSWedu during this one =( See you all next time!

    February 26, 2014

  • Arnon A.

    Joe, if I'm an NYU student, how do I register?

    February 24, 2014

    • Joe B.

      Hey Arnon, thanks for the note! We just switched the paywall setting to allow for optional advance payment; now you can RSVP and either pay at the door, or show NYU ID.

      1 · February 24, 2014

  • allisyn

    Sorry to miss this one - I'll be at SXSWedu. Will keep an eye out for new GBL discoveries!

    February 7, 2014

  • Natalija K.

    Can you link to the games/companies that will be featured? :)

    February 4, 2014

    • Joe B.

      We will definitely post the names of the games/companies/presente­rs, just waiting for the official description from some of them. :)

      February 5, 2014

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