Developing games that go beyond entertainment. Film and television have long been accepted as powerful ways to entertain while also educating, inspiring, and empowering viewers. But what about video games….?
This talk outlines how games are one of the most powerful ways for us to grapple with huge issues that shape society. We’ll explore some of the most interesting games that deliver transformational experiences, dealing with forces like mental health, politics, and climate change – and we’ll trace how the next generation of game developers are more plugged into these issues than ever before.
Alysia Judge is one of the UK’s premier speakers and broadcasters on gaming.
An award-winning journalist, presenter and producer, Alysia specialises in video games, entertainment, film, technology, cultural analysis, women in tech, and education.
Alysia is a regular host for BAFTA’s Game Awards and masterclasses and currently creates popular videos for Netflix’s UK YouTube channel.
Alysia produced and scripted The Gaming Show on iPlayer for BBC Radio 1 and is part of the MCV Future 100 List. She speaks fluent Spanish and has given keynote addresses on gaming internationally from Sweden to Guatemala.
Warm, insightful and charismatic, Alysia is a brilliant communicator. She shares her passion with devoted fans and those keen to learn more about the games industry – which is a global economic powerhouse – exciting and delighting the minds of a generation.
Alysia has been invited on Channel 4 News, the BBC, and Al Jazeera as a video games expert, while her written work has been published in The Guardian, BBC, IGN, PC Gamer, and The i.