Terry Lavender's "Homeless: It's No Game"

Terry Lavender is a Vancouver-based videogame researcher and community activist. His area of interest is persuasive games and their effectiveness at changing attitudes, opinions and behaviour. Further information on his research can be found at wetcoast.org/research.

Terry has published two activist games, St. Paul's Invaders and Homeless: It's No Game". The latter was named Best Game Made in Vancouver by the Georgia Straight in 2006 and has been featured at the Games for Change Expo in New York City and on mtvU. It has also been used in elementary schools to teach Grade 5 and 6 students about homelessness.

Terry lives with his partner Sharon and cat Passepartout in Vancouver's West End.