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1 1 Robot Games: Alex Games Ph.D. Education Design Director Joe Booth, Executive Producer How your FRC skills can help you become an awesome video game maker

2 2 Agenda 1.What’s next for XBOX & about us 2.Sorry we lied…. 3.OK: we will teach you something about game making 4.Q&A 5.Free Xbox Games 2

3 3 What’s next for XBOX What’s next for XBOX: Xbox is 10 years old Kinect: fastest selling consumer electronics device Our Ambition: Game Platform  Entertainment Platform Become the #1 Entertainment Company Kinect has taught us ‘it’s good to be BOLD’ Playful Learning Books: Entertainment vs. Learning Movies & TV: Entertainment vs. Learning Video Games: Entertainment vs. Learning 3

4 4 Who are we Joe Booth High School Dropout (left school at 15) 25+ years of game making FIFA, Need For Speed, Ghost Recon, Rollercoaster Tycoon EA, Ubisoft, tons of studios who are now bust! $1b+ in retail revenue Alex Games Academic Addict (left school at 32) 10+ years Academic Research Gamestar Mechanic University of Wisconsin Michigan State University 5+ years Software Engineer National Instruments Machine vision & motion control R&D 4

5 5 Sorry we lied… Real reason for being here How can we get to 100’s of millions of kids with Games & Learning How could we create virtual FIRST competition How can we enlist you to help us get there Our Plan Us: Show & tell: how you can become game makers Us: Bribe you with free Xbox Games You: help us reach 100’s of millions of kids 5

6 6 Did you know that in the digital world Most learning happens outside of school?

7 7 … so what you’ve learned with FRC… …can help you make Video Games

8 8 With Kodu, Robots + Games = Double the Fun!

9 9 Imagine, Design, Program, and Play it in a snap! That is the heart of Playful Learning!

10 10 Demo 10

11 11 Q&A You can ask…. What should I do next after Kodu Best schools for gamemaking Predicted trends in gamemaking 11

12 12 1.February - Kodu / FIRST Game Jam (you help us with this) 2.When appropriate – pilot a virtual FIRST competition 3.Today - Free Xbox Games (if you sign up to help us) 12 Next steps

13 13 xbox.com


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