SimEverything: Lessons in Curious Game Design from Maxis

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Jan 7th at 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM

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Before The Sims, the game studio Maxis published dozens of unusual, experimental titles, including the eclectic Sim series. Maxis approached games with a playful sense of discovery that's still unique today, and although few of their titles were successful, their ideas about curiosity and learning in game design are still potent. This panel re-examines Maxis's unorthodox game library to see what we can learn from their history about education, player authorship, and making constructive fun out of big ideas. Includes a hands-on experience at the MAGFest Museum to play Maxis's games on vintage computers!