Workshops by Ernest Adams

Ernest Adams (Senior Lecturer, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden) will give two workshops on June 17th, at Taguspark campus, under the partnership between Técnico and the US embassy in Portugal – American Corner. The workshops are free and open to everyone but places are limited, so registration is required:

You may register for one or both workshops:

  • SERIOUS GAMES WORKSHOP (June 17th – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm)

This workshop covers the Fundamental Principles of game design and put participants to work on the design of a game with a message – be it educational, advertising, or political. They have to decide how the mechanics and user interface of their game convey the message.

  • CASUAL FREE-TO-PLAY WORKSHOP (June 17th – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

By letting players pay only when they want to, casual free-to-play online games make far more money than conventional subscription-based games. This short workshop teaches how these games entertain and how they are monetized. Participants will devise a casual free-to-play game based on a given theme.