Lee Sheldon



General information about the workshop

Title of workshop: Persuasion Games

Abstract of the workshop: There is power in games to engage both the heart and the mind. Learn how, whatever the subject matter, to use challenging gameplay, engaging characters and a compelling narrative to sharpen critical thinking and create empathy to immerse players in games to tackle any social issue.


Detailed information about the speaker

First name / last name: Lee Sheldon

Title: Game Writer/Designer/Professor

Name of the company: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Website of the company : http://www.wpi.edu/academics/imgd/about.html

Speaker biography: Lee Sheldon is a professional game writer and designer; a professor in Interactive Media & Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (2011) and Character Development and Storytelling for Games (Second Edition, 2013).

Recent games include The Lion’s Song (PC) now on Steam; Suburbia 2 (Facebook); Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox); Crimson Dilemma, a business ethics video game; and Secrets: A Cyberculture Mystery Game, an online class designed as a game.

Company presentation: Students who choose to study Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) at WPI learn in an environment that fosters a deep appreciation of both the artistic and technical aspects of IMGD–while focusing on developing in-depth skills in either the artistic or technical domain.