Last Friday a group of people got together in Milpitas, Silicon Valley for the symposion Inventing the Future of Games (#IFOG2011), the official launch of UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media.
Michael Mateas started off the day by describing the game design space, and mapping out how to work on creating better games within the frame of academia.
The line-up of speakers was amazing, and lots of interesting discussions happened. Here is a picture of Chris Crawford showing his new prototype to Will Wright. Later the same day Chris Crawford gave a recount of the 20 year journey of Storytron, and said he is moving on to this new prototype.
Here is what the schedule looked like:
Here are all my pictures from the day:
Here is other coverage of the day: