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Game Design Education Workshops

By on December 6, 2016

During the last month, I was asked to organize and facilitate some game design workshops for educators in the area of Thessaloniki. The workshops focused on the area of educational games and their impact on learning and student engagement in curricular activities.
The workshops focused on a diverse set of…

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Creativity Games

A Halloween themed game for the iOS

By on October 26, 2016

Spook Boy: Monsters, Ghouls & Ghosts is a game designed by Playcompass & the Mynt Design some years ago.

The game features a teenage boy, given the task to protect the non-fantasy realms of this world by guarding the gate to another dimension. Coincidentally, the gate was located in the…

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Creativity Education Games Society

How to design immersive game experiences: Mastering norms

By on May 17, 2016

Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form.
Educational game design is strongly linked with sociocultural aspects of individual groups. Players have already defined expectations since they have played several games.¬†They have seen movies, theatrical plays, read comic books and have already formed a…

George Kalmpourtzis
London, UK

George is a UX & product designer and studio director, working in the industry and academia. He is the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and GK Studios. Coming from a diverse background, including both arts, education and engineering, George has been interested in creating intrinsically motivating experiences that have impact on their users. He has worked as game designer, UX designer, producer and studio manager in various indie European studios and has worked with ivy league institutions and international corporations for the design of native apps, games and learning platforms. George focuses on teaching experience design to teachers and students and the cognitive development benefits that arise from this process. Through an experimental procedure, he has formed several multi-disciplinary teams that are currently working on designing games that have an impact to local societies.