2019 Workgroup Topic Proposals

How Emerging Technologies Will Change the Games We Play (AR, MR, AI)

In recent years we’ve seen new technologies emerge in and around the games scene. From AR, MR and VR to new areas of AI. These new forms of technology open up new avenues for what games can be. New creators outside of games are looking to us, the game creators, to bring interactivity and joy to their respective fields. How will these emergent technologies influence the games we are making? How will game design change, as we bring games away from screens, and to the real world around us? Where are the overlaps between Immersive Design & Game Design, and how can game designers be influenced by other areas of design? We’ll discuss the design & technological opportunities (and challenges) that these new technologies present for games. And how we see these technologies being used to changes the games of tomorrow.