On May 18th 2019, Eko visited Salatiga as one of the speakers at Festival Industri Kreatif held by Visual Communication Design Department at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana.
For about 2 hours, Eko shared about his journey and experience in the board game industry to more than 30 UKSW students that attended the session. Eko also shared about his experience in designing games that give positive impacts to people.
Students are given chances to ask about board game and its industry to Eko. Most asked about the creative process and executing ideas in designing game.
On May 15, Kummara and Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) held a Training For Trainer for their Risk Management Board Game. The Risk Management Division (RMD) of BTN created 2 board games about risk management called SOS (Saved by Our SOP) and Paradiso to be used for their internal team.
The one-day Training For Trainer was held to train the participant about the game and how to hold an effective game-based learning session. The participants were BTN trainer from different divisions that will become the facilitators for their respective division.
Beside giving learning materials, Eko also led the game session to make sure all the participants fully understood the game as well as the learning insights.
To conclude “Light The Mind” program, a workshop was held in Bandung on May 6th 2019. Attended by 12 students from Bandung Institute of Technology, the workshop focused on digitalizing the process of the workshop by using KILES (Kummara Interactive Learning System) without putting aside the value of the program, which is to raise the awareness of youth about mental health.
For 90 minutes, students divided into 2 groups and played “Carpe Diem”, a board game developed by Kummara and Faculty of Medicine Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA) team also supported by Institute of Mental Health Singapore. In “Carpe Diem”, players will face hard days and help from other players might need to overcome the day. Otherwise, they will get depression card and their days will be harder in the future.
At de-briefing session, students reflected the game session by sharing their knowledge on mental health and how they can help people with a mental health issue in real life.
“Light The Mind” program is supported by Australian Government through Australian Alumni Grant Scheme administrated by Australia Awards in Indonesia.
Eko became one of the mentors on KATAPEL Creative IP Bootcamp Batch 2 on April 9-12 2019. KATAPEL is a program held by Badan Ekonomi Kreatif/BEKRAF to help 100 curated Indonesian creative creators and IP owners developing and commercializing their IP by creating a commercialization and distribution strategy to increase their license value.
Eko became the first mentors on the second day and presenting IdeaPolis board game to the participants. IdeaPolis is a board game that specially designed to learn about the concept and strategy of Intellectual Property (IP). After divided into groups, participants have 90 minutes to try the game and prove themselves to be the best IP creator.
At the end of the session, Eko asked the participants about their insights and strategies to win the game. By playing the game and concluding all the insights as well as the strategies. participants can get a better knowledge on how to develop their IP and increase their market reach.
On March 20-21, Kummara held a Training of Trainers session with PLN Corporate University on Power Marketer board game. 20 participants from PT PLN (Persero) from different cities of Indonesia came to learn and joined the session.
Power Marketer is designed for PLN staff to learn about Retail Account Marketing and Key Account Marketing. In this game, players become a PLN marketer team that needs to work together to gain more customer and sell more power to reach benefit. This game can be played by 5-8 players.
As a part of a game-based learning process, Power Marketer is equipped with a briefing session to introduce the game and de-briefing session to gain insights from participant to improve their knowledge and capability in marketing. Power Marketer also has high flexibility in terms of gameplay that makes lead facilitator can create variations/modifications on the game according to the learning materials/content that they want to present.
On November 22nd, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs held a THINKLog Play Workshop, inviting several institutions in Indonesia. Kummara had the opportunity to present THINKLog, a special board game designed specifically to help players learn about Supply Chain Management (SCM) concepts, and lead the play session.
THINKLog learning program is an integrated and interactive learning program to promote optimal and effective implementation of logistics and supply chain management. The aims are enhancing public awareness and understanding about the important role of logistics and supply chain management, enhancing logistics and supply chain management program (at universities and corporate learning) and implementing THINKLog game as new standard tools for logistics and supply chain learning and research program.
The basic version of THINKLog was played where a team of 4 players with a different role (retailer, distributor, wholesaler, manufacturer) will compete with other team in the same table and prove that their team has the best supply chain management by having the least backlog. After the play session, each team explained their insights from the game and ideas on how to use the game to optimized logistic learning in their institution.
“Game-Based Learning Workshop in IP Business Strategy” was held on the first day of World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE), November 6th in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. This workshop is a part of WCCE’s creative session and a collaboration work between Indonesia Creative Economy Agency (Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia/BEKRAF), Kummara and Danumaya Dipa.
In his opening speech, Joshua Simandjuntak, Deputy for Marketing of BEKRAF, pointed out the importance of understanding the concept of IP and its strategy to build and commercialized IP. The session was held to give a basic understanding of how IP can be developed into different media as a part of commercialization strategy. After that Eko introduces IdeaPolis, a board game that specially designed to learn about the concept and strategy of Intellectual Property (IP).
More than 60 participants from various background attended the session and splitted into groups with facilitators. Eko lead the few first rounds to give explanation about the gameplay and the goal of the game. For about 1 hours, participants played the game and competing to make the best strategy to gain more fans.
In the de-briefing session led by Robby Wahyudi from Danumaya Dipa, participants got to shared their insights after playing the game. Robby also gave some tips to the participants on how to make a better strategy for the IP to grow and success.
Another “Speak To Change: Game-Based Learning Program” was held on November 3-4 2018 in Jakarta. Speak To Change is a program to prepare and train effective communication skill by Akademi Training. For this program, Kummara and Akademi Training collaborate to present Speak To Change boardgame to accompany the session (game-based learning).
This training session was held for 2 days and attended by 36 participants from different backgrounds. Eko began the game-based learning session by explaining Speak To Change boardgame and the gameplay to all participants. For about 60 minutes, participants try to play Speak To Change within their groups.
In the debriefing session, Eko explained how to motivate discussion and active communication using the board game. All the participants were then challenged to create a gameplay variation to match their training goal. This is to make sure that the participants can create an effective training using the board game. The gameplay variations then presented on the second day and tried the variations in their group to make sure that the gameplay works and can deliver the training materials effectively.
Another BusinessCraft PlayDay for Corporate was held on October 3rd. More than 15 professionals from various corporations attended this event to learn about innovation and how to grow their business through innovation by using “BusinessCraft”. “Business Craft” is a board game about business innovation and Kummara collaborates with CIAS Business Innovation Consulting in creating this game.
After a brief presentatin from Eko about The Power of Games, participants started to play “BusinessCraft” led by facilitators. For 70 minutes, players must compete to grow their business and pick the right innovation for their products to gain customers and dominate the market. Player with most money at the end of the game is the winner. Through this game, players are encouraged to make the best decision for their business to gain more profit and utilize the best innovation to speed up their business growth.
Eko became the Vice Chairman of The 2nd International Conference on Game, Game Art, and Gamification (ICGGAG). With the theme of “Bring Games For Greater Good”, this conference was held by GAMELAB Binus University International on September 13-14 2018 at fX Sudirman Campus Binus University International. 56 papers were submitted for the conference and 35 papers were selected to be presented in 5 sessions and will be published.
Beside paper presentations from participants, ICGGAG 2018 also features keynote speech from Daniel Fung Shuen Sheng (Vice Chairman Medical Board, The Institute of Mental Health, Singapore) and Alfred Boediman (CEO, Samsung R&D Indonesia). Eko also presented a special session on the first day of the conference.
ICGGAG brings together scientists, researchers, programmers, designers, computer users, and students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of game, game art and gamification.