The Bobby Blackwolf Show Episode 401: September 29, 2013

 

2013 Games for Health Jam

  • This week is a non-live show due to previous commitments, but that doesn't mean we don't have interesting content for you. Bobby visited the first ever Games for Health Jam, put on by the Georgia Game Developers Association and the Centers for Disease Control at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.
  • We first interview Ben Sawyer, who co-founded the Games for Health project in 2004, about what he hopes to achieve having video games advocate healthy living, what he feels the current crop of students can achieve, and some hopes for the future.
  • Then, we interview Dan Baden and Leigh Willis from the Centers for Disease Control about what a "Game for Health" really is, and what they hope to see from the next 48 hours. (We also check in with them at the end of the 48 hours to get a post-mortem right after they picked the finalists who will be judged at SIEGE this coming weekend where Bobby is also a speaker.)
  • We also talk to a couple teams willing to stop coding long enough to talk about their game idea, any setbacks, advice for future game jams, and how pissed off they were that they were there instead of playing Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Visit the episode page at VOGNetwork.com for pictures and YouTube videos of the teams we featured.
  • A couple of non Games for Health Jam notes - big thanks to everyone for their support of my Oculus Rift editorial I Am Stereoblind, But The Oculus Rift Is My Corrective Lens. It went viral much more than I ever imagined it would. I also appeared on Episode 14 of the Rev VR Podcast talking all about the Oculus Rift.

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