Keynote at "Meaningful Play".
Mastery, as defined in Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”, is a transformation resulting in freedom from the fear of death and to the freedom to live fully. As developers if we truly believe that games can be meaningful, how do we fearlessly take on significant challenges, build teams and partnerships, and apply game principles with the power to transform the lives of our players? The Emergent Media Center has been pursuing these questions by celebrating the ability of the 20-something mind to build games that address the wicked problems facing us. A prime example is BREAKAWAY sponsored by the United Nations that creates champions of its players with the life-freeing goal of ending violence against women and girls.