Educational games for fun and [kids] profits

Today our guest is Jerome Lacoste, CTO of French-Norwegian startup WeWantToKnow. He will tell us about DragonBox Algebra, an award-winning game that "secretly teaches algebra" to kids and DragonBox Elements, which teaches the foundations of geometry and mathematical proof. He will tell how the games were created, what inspires the team and what challenges, technical and non-technical, the team met on their long and hard way to success.

The list of awards that WeWantToKnow and DragonBox received is long. It includes Telenor's Digital Winner, IMGA Best Educational Game Award and Gulltasten Årets App.

Jerome was a freelance software developer for 10 years before co-founding WeWantToKnow. He is particularly interested in build & task automation. In his free time, Jerome doesn't spend time with pets, music instruments or martial art training. His hobby hereby remains a secret.

This meetup is open for non-members of Tekna and will be held in English.

Agenda:

17:00 Pizza & Drinks
17:30 A short presentation about Tekna
17:35 The talk with slides and demos

The following topics will be touched:

* The process to make an educative game.
* The challenges: distribution, economics, packaging, etc.
* The technical tools used: Unity, Jenkins, etc.
* The multi-platform aspects in Unity.
* And more!

Streaming

The talk will be live-streamed to the Internet. If you can't come in person, watch in your browser via this link .


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  • Anders H.

    The video is available here:
    http://ikt.tekna.no/educational-games/

    May 23, 2014

  • Jan H.

    Enjoyed the talk very much. Impressive work!

    May 23, 2014

  • Jelmer V.

    Hi, will the live stream be saved somewhere as well to view it the day after? That would be great!

    May 21, 2014

    • Anders H.

      Yes, the recording will be available on Tekna website for at least a year.

      May 21, 2014

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