Les Ateliers du Jeu Vidéo / The Video Games Workshop, day 1
Today at ENJMIN started a week of talks called les Ateliers du jeu Video, ie the Video Games Workshop. Game industry professionals come over in Angoulême, France, to talk about the game industry concerns and evolutions, and about their experience. Usually, the talk of the morning is given by a french speaker, and the one in the afternoon by a foreign speaker (over video chat), You can check the program here (it's it french, but the subjects are mostly in english). Notice that great names are gonna speak (like Peter Molyneux, to mention only one).
I couldn't attend the talk this morning about mental motors of the video games, so I'm not gonna talk about it. In the afternoon, Eric Zimmerman spoke over video chat from NY. His lecture was called The Ludic Century: in the future, everyone will be a game designer. It was rather theoretical, but interesting. To sum up, he expects that more and more people are gonna play video games in the future, and that tools are gonna be more and more accessible, therefore people are gonna be able to build new game experiences on their own and create "game literacy", which means they'll create meaning from games (if I understood well). Good talk. I'm looking forward to attending the rest of the talks!