@PPGames_plus is live

The EduMais & Games for Health Game Design Summer Course is on the run! It is amazing to see how super fast the tachers and students learn and start making art, designing games, learn how to program and to promote and share their work. They have come-up also with a beautiful name and self designed logo.

They beautifuly described also what the logo is about: the two green hills on where they live and where the Favela PPG rises above the city of Rio de Janeiro, the houses they live in, the games they create, the Sun (Solar) as name of the School EduMais is part of, the name PPG refering to the name of the Favela Pavão-Pavãozinho-Cantagalo, to the games and the plus (+) refering to the program: developing educational games not just entertaining games.

An impression of the Favela PPG

The PR team created a Instagram page where all developments of the games and course can be found @ppgames_plus

What is the program about and what is the story. What better to ask the people involved.

The first to tell us what the PPGames_plus Summer Course is about is Marcello de Vasconcellos;

Author: Jurriaan van Rijswijk

Jurriaan van Rijswijk is Applied Game Architect for 25 years. He develops game strategies and designs behavior change with games for among others healthcare professionals, therapies for patients with chronic illnesses, mental and emotional health therapies, lifestyle interventions and rehabilitation. He developed and produced hundreds of applied games and game concepts. Many of his games won various awards and/or are clinically and/or scientifically validated. Furthermore, Jurriaan is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation. The Games for Health Europe Foundation is the largest worldwide networking ecosystem of people, companies and institutes for research, development and implementation of games within the health ecosystem. In 2014 Jurriaan won the ICT Personality of the Year Award. This award is an acknowledgement for a person who stimulate and impactful applies and implements the use of ICT for the benefit of profit and non-profit organizations as well as governmental organisations.

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