2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Traditional Storytelling Through World Games

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Long Center
AT&T Education Room
701 W Riverside Dr

Classic stories have always been an essential part of how wisdom is passed from generation to generation. Indigenous societies often use traditional storytelling to share and celebrate core cultural values as well. There is a tremendous opportunity to delve deeply into the folklore of indigenous cultures to find stories that can be expressed in unique ways through video games so that they can be shared with global audiences. However, to authentically and accurately represent such stories and values, the development process must be handled in direct partnership with the indigenous people themselves. This inclusive development process requires a serious commitment from all parties, from initial concepts to final product. We will explore the challenges and rewards of inclusive development and how experienced game developers can create successful partnerships to create innovative and impactful games that can celebrate, share and extend traditional cultures through game play.


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Alan Gershenfeld

Co-Founder & Pres

E-Line Media

Alan works with leading foundations, academics, nonprofits and government agencies to harness the power of games for learning and social impact. Prior to E-Line, Alan co-founded and spent seven ye...

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Gloria O'Neill


Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Gloria helped found Upper One Games--the first indigenous-owned video game developer and publisher in US history--in 2012. She served as both President and CEO until its merger with E-Line Media i...

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