In June 2018, the World Health Organization will include Gaming Addiction in its disease classification system for the first time. This is a perfect opportunity for Games for Change Europe to team up with SNJV – French Videogame Trade Association – and organize a one-day seminar about

Games, Passion & Addiction

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Lille (France)

Join us at Game Camp France in Lille (France) on Tuesday, June 19, for an intense discussion about one of the hottest topics of the moment.

Gamers, Game Designers, Parents, Analytics Specialists, Educators, Cognitive Neuroscience Experts, Publishers, and Psychotherapists will discuss the following:

♦ Signs & Symptoms of Videogame Addiction

♦ Is game addiction a pleasure-seeking dysfunction or a passion-seeking endeavor?

♦ What are the foundations for game addiction?

♦ Game Addiction and Psychological Distress

♦ Games and “Puritan work ethic” and how games are viewed in France, the US, Japan…

♦ Is game addiction similar to pornography addiction?

♦ Is game addiction similar to drug or alcohol addiction?

♦ The Joy of Transgression

♦ Catharsis or Aggression?

♦ How Game Designers build stickiness?

♦ Stickiness & data analytics: Good or Evil?

♦ From Immersion to Addiction

♦ Building a bridge between Gamers and Society (Parents, Educators, Authorities…)

And more…

This seminar is hosted by Game Camp France 2018

Game Camp France is an event co-organized by Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo – French Videogame Trade Association – and Game IN – Trade Association for Game Industry in Northern France.