Tag Archives: native

A Primer for Aspiring Indigenous Game Developers

I want you to make games because I want to play more Indigenous games, and I believe that we as Indigenous people can contribute to game development in interesting ways. From our teachings to the land we honor, we can express ourselves through determining our own representations and we can also inform game design.

Native Representations in Video Games

I finally got around to putting together a short film about Native Representations in Video Games. It’s a little bit academic, a little bit presentation, and a little bit my take on things. There is enough content that I could extend this into a documentary as extensive as Reel Injun by adding more footage, interviewing [...]

SSI: The Skins Summer Institute

Life has been busy for AbTeC as we prepare for the Skins Summer Institute (SSI) in late July at Concordia University in Montreal. SSI is a two-week intensive workshop for Aboriginal (Indigenous/First Nations/Native) youth that combines instruction in video game design with immersion into Aboriginal stories and storytelling techniques. The workshop covers traditional storytelling as [...]

Native Steampunk: The Path Without End

Finally fed up with the inability of words to capture my interpretation of Native steampunk, I went back to my origins and added a twist. What resulted was an experimental animation made out of imagery that has been in my dreams for a number of years.

Techno Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Alternate Reality Game

Techno Medicine Wheel (TMW), inspired by the work of T’Uty’Tanat-Cease Wyss, is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) from the Aboriginal Media Lab that puts players in the role of healing themselves and the traditional Indigenous territories in and around Vancouver, British Columbia by experiencing Aboriginal values of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.