College faculty and administrators are invited to register for the “Reacting to the Past” Game Development Conference at Simpson College (Indianola, IA) July 17-19. This conference focuses on designing games for the pedagogical method “Reacting to the Past.” At the conference, participants will play several Reacting-style games that are currently in development, discuss game design principles and processes, and work to expand and explore ideas for new games.
If you are new to Reacting to the Past, we invite you to attend the Newcomers Pre-conference Workshop on Wednesday, July 16 featuring "Chicago, 1968: The Democratic National Convention." The Pre-conference Workshop is designed as an introduction to the Reacting pedagogy. You can attend this Pre-Conference Workshop along with the Game Development Conference, or you can attend the Pre-Conference Workshop or the Conference independent of one another.
Game Track I
Democracy in Crisis, Weimar Germany, 1929-32 by Robert Goodrich
Conservation, Preservation, and the Wilderness: The Battle over Hetch-Hetchy by Jeff Hyson
Game Track II
Il Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiori: Florence, 1418 by Paula Lazrus
Oklahoma Revolution: Radicalism against Racism, 1923 by Jace Weaver
Game Track III
Memory and Monument Building: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1980-1982 by Abigail Perkiss, Becca Livingstone, & Kelly McFall
Defining the Mind: The Struggle for Legitimacy in Psychiatry and Psychology during the 1970’s by Peter Bradley
The Game Development Conference fee includes materials, most meals, and lodging on campus. Housing will also be available for the pre-conference workshop for an additional charge of $30. Registration will close Monday, June 23.
Registration Fee Type
|Consortium Member Rates||$48||$130|
If you would like to apply for a playtesting or presentation slot, please refer to the Call for Proposals.