Well Played: Dog Park by Kevin Cancienne
Location: William Fox Amphitheater
With game developer Kevin Cancienne in conversation with Colleen Macklin
Note: Game is available for play starting at 4:00 p.m.; the program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Dog Park (unreleased) is a local multiplayer e-sport where you play a dog: wrestle, chase, or just stand on a bench and bark. Unlike fighting games, Dog Park prioritizes play and fun over winning. Colleen Macklin is an Associate Professor in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design and Co-Director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab focused on developing games for experimental learning and social engagement. She is also part of Local No. 12, a small game company focused on the intersections of games as culture.