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Monday, October 7 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Indigenous Culture in Video Games

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The sensitive presentation of culture in video games is a relatively new concept to the medium. It has continually been able to reach wider audiences over the years. With this ability to create and share stories and experiences, we can make a seriously positive impact.  

In this talk, Phoebe will speak to her experiences working with the Indigenous community in videogames and the processes that were taken to involve them in the production of Chaos Tavern by DragonBear Studios. Following, she will express her opinion on the importance of including Indigenous culture into videogames; Highlighting how it can preserve one of the oldest living cultures on the planet and aid in closing the gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous people. 

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Phoebe Watson

I am a proud Indigenous Woman from the Yarrer Gunditj clan of the Maar Nation.  I am currently completing my second year my Bachelor of Design (Games) at RMIT. Whilst studying I also work as a cultural mentor to young Indigenous kids, teaching them language, dance, songs, and providing... Read More →

Monday October 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm AEDT
Room 106