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Bad Game Arcade

A Symposium all about Educational Games!

Date & time
Monday, January 23, 2023 –
Friday, January 27, 2023
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


This event is free


Bad Game Arcade


Scott DeJong


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Are educational games bad?

Join us as an Arcade takes over for a week! Organized by Concordia Public Scholar Scott DeJong, the week is jam packed with events discussing the benefits and challenges of learning games. Become a critic and play some of the over 15 games set up in the space. Learn about specific projects and processes in the live interviews with leading game developers. Listen to educators, devs, and scholars tackle some of the tough questions that come up when we talk about Educational games. Finally, you can come and talk with Scott, who will be in the space showing all this off and discussing his own work exploring how games can tackle disinformation. 

See the full week schedule here:

Monday, January 23  
10:00am - 1:30pm Arcade Open - Free Play
1:30pm - 3:00pm Humour & Games Live Podcast 
3:30pm - 5:30pm Indigenous Perspectives on Educational Games
Tuesday, January 24  
10:00am - 1:30pm Arcade Open | Disinfo Games Livestream
1:30pm - 3:15pm Humour & Games Live Podcast
3:30pm - 5:30pm Super-Effective Facilitation: How do we reach the right audience?
Wed, January 25  
10:00am - 1:30pm Game Presentation and Workshop by Sabrina Sgandurra and Dakota Pinheiro
1:30pm - 3:00pm Humour & Games Live Podcast
3:30pm - 5:30pm The Fine Line: Do we need to separate games and gamification?
Thursday, January 26  
10:00am - 1:30pm Arcade Open
1:30pm - 3:00pm Humour & Games Live Podcast
3:30pm - 5:30pm Where it's Made? Educational Games in Academia and Beyond
Friday, January 27  
10:00am - 2:00pm  Arcade Open

How can you participate? Attend in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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