Gamefroot is a platform for kids to make video games; he’s also cofounder of Games for Learning conference.
Museums have a desire for innovation but a low appetite for risk. Air and Space Smithsonian though makes more on its digital content than all the other Smithsonian
Gamefroot gets a media palette eg terrain, background, effects, events – can put it together, preview, make game. Creating an app. Eg
- Game about museum – writing labels
- Mihi maker game
- After-school game design club
Playing games can be educational but hard to compete with games out on the market. Gamefroot by contrast is about construction. Giving kids a reason to want to learn.
What’s in making a game?
- digital tech / code
- ideation / testing / feedback
Code Red project – pilot of coding workshops – but have evolved beyond code clubs to game design clubs