Game Design Workshop

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Class

Game Design Workshop

San Francisco

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Games are an incredibly powerful medium with 42% of Americans playing video games 3 or more hours per week. This workshop will include instruction on the key steps in designing a game before students jump in and work on a game design themselves.

This class will teach fundamental principles of game design that apply on any platform or medium, including moment-based design, brainstorming, play testing and iteration. The lecture will include examples from video games and card games with explicit takeaways that can be applied directly to almost any experience.

In order to provide ample time to delve into the craft of game design this class will include paper prototyping so that we can quickly generate game concepts and test them out in class.

Takeaways

  • Why games are such a powerful medium
  • The difference between games and gamification
  • How to go from concept to engaging gameplay

Prereqs & Preparation

This class is for anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of game design and how to create immersive, interactive environments!

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