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A new book coming soon!!

By on June 30, 2018

I am really excited about the release of my new book Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiences! The book is published by CRC Press and it focuses on the art and science of educational game design. The book can be read by anybody…

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Are games the solution to any educational challenge?

By on June 10, 2018

The first question that any educational game designer should ask is not whether or not games are efficient learning tools (yes, they are!) but how they are going to accomplish their learning objectives.
Without doubt the interest of educators and scholars in games for learning is continuously increasing. Games are…

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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…

George Kalmpourtzis
Principal Designer

George is a games designer, learning specialist, UX architect, book author and educator. He is also the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and Infinitivity Design Labs. George holds two BScs (one in education and one in computer engineering), a MSc in Advanced Information Systems and a PhD in Design Pedagogy and HCI. 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.