10 Magic spells to create a great educational game for children!
Tsahi is an Israeli game developer & designer, well known for his works for companies in Israel and abroad, such as Tabtale, Compedia, BrainPop, Sesame Workshop, Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, HopTV, BabyfirstTV, Styrax, Funtime and more. Tsahi has been developing games for children for over 12 years and been a constant speaker on how to develop a fun educational game, create games that teach children about peace and tolerance, and how games can be an effective fun tool to understand conflicts and social issues.
Tsahi is currently the CTO of a new game studio TapOnIt, developing RPG themed casual games, while working on two additional big titles. furthermore, Tsahi has been a director in GameIS, the Israeli game developers association, creating content for game conferences, teaching game design & development, and just playing games where a good story unfolds over time, exciting, memorable experience.
Brewing a good educational game for children require being a good magician. elements like motivation, weaving curriculum into the game narrative, having fun and problem solving skills work together, and more, is not an easy task. and when it’s for children, its even a bigger magic to conjure. in my talk i will present examples for good and bad educational games, analyze them, and create with the audience, a great recipe for a good educational game, its sorcery!