LTUX is an annual campus-wide expo at Lawrence Technological University that combines anime, games, and eSports events to present the latest and greatest student projects, local game developers, business partners, cosplay competitions, eSports tournaments, talks, panels, and more! Advised by Assistant Professor of Game Design Mars Ashton & Game Software Development Lecturer Jose Gonzalez-Belmonte, student leaders pool their resources together each year to provide a free celebration of everything LTU has to offer. Great work, a friendly and welcoming studio culture, and amazing potential.
This year, LTU Expo is fully online, starting Monday April, 19th at 6:00 PM and running until Saturday, April 24th at 11:59 PM. Watch keynote speakers discuss their experience working in the gaming industry, root for your favorite team in the exciting Esports competition, and try the latest and greatest indie games from our amazing students and local developers. Events include panels, indie game demos, an ExtraLife 24-hour charity stream, and more! Pop in our Discord to interact with other attendees and join the fun. The entire event will be streamed on https://www.twitch.tv/statechampsesports.
In this talk, I am going to talk about ten lessons I have learned for thinking about games from a critical and developmental perspective. These are ways to consider games as cultural objects, as commodities for sale, and as pieces of art that have to navigate both of those angles. It should be a good time.
I'll be discussing my personal journey with founding a games site, and the details of what running a site like Uppercut actually looks like, including our principles, ethics, and methodologies, especially in comparison to other methods and outlets in the landscape.