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Tuesday, August 14 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Transmedia Game Development for Hero Elementary

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A well executed transmedia project expands a property’s world to multiple platforms while building connections between them through the various characters, settings, and narratives.  However, when building a brand new world, changes to these elements can have a huge impact on those connections and can radically impact development. Join the Twin Cities PBS team as we look at the development of educational games for the new K-2 PBS KIDS property “Hero Elementary”. We will discuss a few games and the collaborative development behind them as case studies for what went well, what did not, and lessons learned.

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Laura Beukema

Game Designer, Twin Cities Public Television
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Dennis Ramirez

Digital Program Manager - Ready To Learn, Twin Cities Public Television
Dennis Ramirez is the Digital Program Manager at Twin Cities Public Television, and an award winning educational game designer. Dennis is interested in how new technologies are used in, and out, of the classroom to support learning. His main area of research focuses on how failure... Read More →

Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm CDT
5th Quarter Studio