Introduction to Game Design

Upcoming in Washington, D.C.

18

Tuesday, 18 September
Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

Introduction to Game Design

Washington, D.C.

Upcoming in Washington, D.C.

18

Tuesday, 18 September
Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Games and game mechanics are becoming ubiquitous in our culture as they flow onto our computers, TVs, tablets and phones. Whether you are creating a traditional game or a consumer-facing software product, it is more important than ever to be able to create a great experience. The art and science of game design is driven by creative problem solving, but how do you know where to start?

This class will blend game design theory with practical 2D level design skills. Through the instructor’s lens of game design as a communication between player and designer; participants will actualize their own design ideas and trade feedback with other students.

Takeaways

  • Learn to view your design as a conversation with the user
  • Discover a process to iterate effectively on your concepts
  • Build your own paper prototype, or a physical, playable version of your game—no programming required

Prereqs & Preparation

This class is ideal for anyone interested in achieving a deeper understanding of the art and craft of Game Design by doing.

What to bring to class: Just yourself and your imagination!

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