game design

Creativity: Will You Try?

What does it mean to be creative? Kyle has been a tinkerer for as long as he can remember, but he didn’t always consider himself as “creative.” As he gained more understanding, he realized that creativity has less to do with inherent abilities and a lot more to do with your attitude and how you approach problems. Are you willing to face-plant? To Try? A creative person is one who is brave enough to use his or her unique set of skills and abilities to solve problems and create solutions.

In addition to his own gaming projects (including a developing game on Hamlet and Dante’s Inferno) Kyle works with a group of students on an alternative reality game called DUST. This project is a collaboration between Brigham Young University, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Maryland.

When it comes to innovation, Kyle says, “If you want to [do something] creative and innovative, just go out and do it. We all have no idea what we’re doing–some of us just wing it better than others. Give it a try.”