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"Random hilarious nonsense." Games for Young Children; Comedy in Games

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This week: Stephen starts out British, Mark gets all the references, and Ellen makes octopus noises. We talk high-level about what it takes to make (and market) games for young children, and Mark shares some insights about comedy in games—can it be more than silly memes? Maybe! COMING SOON! PATREON?!! EPISODE 200??!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!! Games for Young Children 0:10:42 Ellen Burns-Johnson Category Game Design Marketing Designing for Youth - Making Games for Players Under 14 - Extra Credits Designing Apps and Games for Kids (The Right Way) - Paul Armstrong, Carly Gloge, Jim Nichols, Alex Bowman, GDC Vault Car Wash Game for Kids (gameplay video) - YouTube Zen Koi - Game for iOS and Android - LandShark Games   Scratch from MIT. "Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century." Ellen mentioned children's franchises Blues Clues, "Baby Shark" from Pinkfong, and P.J. Masks.   Comedy in Games 0:44:16 Mark LaCroix Category Game Design Narrative We mentioned the following games and game series during this part of the roundtable: Ratchet and Clank Job Simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch Inflatality Divekick The Stanley Parable  

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