Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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 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 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 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 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 Did you know that in the digital world Most learning happens outside of school?
7 … so what you’ve learned with FRC… …can help you make Video Games
8 With Kodu, Robots + Games = Double the Fun!
9 Imagine, Design, Program, and Play it in a snap! That is the heart of Playful Learning!
10 Demo 10
11 Q&A You can ask…. What should I do next after Kodu Best schools for gamemaking Predicted trends in gamemaking 11
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