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Tapjoy: The Power of Play

Tuesday, 19 March at 2:20 PM

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In this session...

Hear an entertaining and visual account of Ian Livingstone’s journey as an entrepreneur in the 1970s while he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons. He will talk about his multi-million selling interactive gamebooks, Fighting Fantasy, and the increasing use of interactive narrative in media today. From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and computer games past, present and future.

This part of the talk will cover how ‘digital’ has transformed consumer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market to a $120 billion global entertainment industry referencing the cultural, social, economic and educational context of games. View Less

What You'll Learn from This Session...

  1. Hear an entertaining and visual account of Ian Livingstone’s experience as an entrepreneur in the 1970s while he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons.
  2. Learn about the increasing use of interactive narrative in media today.
  3. How ‘digital’ has transformed consumer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market to a $120 billion global entertainment industry

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Ian Livingstone CBE Co-founder Games Workshop/Fighting Fantasy. 'Patient Zero for epidemic of UK geek culture'

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