iGAMER Paris, 3rd scientific and educational games event, 29-31 jan 2016
18 iGAMER finalists will meet you in Paris Carrefour du numérique at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie for the 3rd edition of the International Game Competition for Education and Research (iGAMER). This year Play Fair is organized 29-31 jan 2016 by the CRI Game Lab.
All weekend long we will share how researchers and game developpers can invent together with their public new forms of learning through research and citizen science.
The CRI encourages these forms of knowledge through the Citizen Cyberlab project. Researchers also work on the use of games to help research (with herocoli and other gamelab projects). Thus it seems that IGAMER is a great opportunity to give learners a different perspective on the usual classroom!
Following this vision, in November 2015 we launched an invitation to students and professionals from all around the world to send us their game prototypes and we have selected more than 18 of them: they all have in common to promote learning through research, questioning and science, yet their projects represent a broad panel of unique educational and scientific games :
- Skip a Beat
- Kerbal Space Program
- Real Lives Epiphany
- Sauvons le Louvre
- Female Superheroes
- Street Edventures
- Turtle Canyon
Save the date!
The finalists showcase will be hosted on 29, 30 and 31 January 2016. Doors will open at 10am on the 30th.
Starting on the 29th, in parallel of the competition, several side events are organized in Carrefour du numérique :
- a Global Game Jam location hosted by Gamelier
- a series of workshops on all aspects of game making
- a very special Escape Game Jam by the CRI Enigma student club
- an open arcade
Detailed #igamer2015 program and registration for workshops on the program page : http://igamer.paris/
iGAMER Paris story
In 2013 the CRI launched the first International Game competition for Education and Research named iGAM4ER, a worldwide competition aimed at undergraduate and graduate students.
The idea came up with the development of citizen science and the inspiration of the successful synthetic biology competition iGEM (MIT) where students from all around the world, including CRI students playing with genes in bacterias and end up with amazing research projects.
Researchers and professionals joined the competition. Participants were encouraged to develop innovative and incentive games to engage the largest community into learning through research and questioning.
The iGAMER Paris competition is organized by the CRI gamelab, with the financial support of the Institute for Innovative Teaching through Research (IIFR) based in Paris at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), ANR Initiatives d’Excellence and Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche.