We'll be back at One KX for the next #LEGup and this time we'll be focussing on games for younger children, especially pre-school age. We'll have a short talk by digital producer Antonio Gould about "Teach Your Monster to Read", a literacy game created by the Usborne Foundation. He'll be talking us through the process of developing the game including how they worked with a university to build the educational framework, the prototyping and testing, and the marketing plan.
Following our successful apps workshop in November we'll also be running something similar for this event on the particular challenges of creating educational games for younger children. This will take the form of a short workshop after Antonio's talk that will give you a chance to discuss your burning issues and share your experiences. We have several mentors for this as well as Antonio who have kindly agreed to share their expertise and time including:
- Ben Barton, CEO Zondle and marketing specialist http://www.zondle.com/
- Olivia Dickinson, digital producer specialising in usability and interactive content for young children, has worked for Nickelodeon and CBeebies.
- Chris O'Shea, designer and artist, Cowly Owl http://www.cowlyowl.com
- Edd Stockwell, e-learning Market Specialist, entrepreneur and founder of Tutorfair http://www.tutorfair.com/.
If you already know what you might be looking for guidance on, please do leave a comment below, this will help us focus the workshop.
We'll head off to The Boot pub next door afterwards for drinks, more discussions, and various game demos if the last event there is anything to go by!
Note: we have moved to a slightly earlier start time of 1815, with the talk starting at 1830.