I see such a natural fit between museums and games. People arrive at museums and other community-oriented spaces ready and even eager to be transported and challenged; they already have their “game face” on. To me, museums are sitting on a gold mine – they have non-gamers who are lined up and eager to play!
The thing is, it’s rare that a game can just be ported across from the game world into a museum. As a designer of non-traditional games and gamelike activities and someone who’s worked in both cultures, I’m looking forward to many conversations at C2 about how the two should best work together. Games are in a renaissance, you know; they’re not just for kids anymore, and primed to spark some life-changing experiences and do some serious good in the world.