Introduction to Game Design
6

Thursday, 6 December

6:30 9:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$75 USD
Regular Ticket
$75 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Introduction to Game Design

Chloe Varelidi Photo


Design Director, Humans Who Play

6

Thursday, 6 December

6:30 9:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$75 USD
Regular Ticket
$75 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

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 skills of how to make your own game. Through the instructor's lens of games as systems, participants will prototype their own ideas as well as playtest and trade feedback with other students.

Takeaways

  • Learn to create your own game system
  • 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
  • Learn how to use game design theory as a framework for problem solving

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!

About the Instructor

Chloe Varelidi Photo

Design Director,
Humans Who Play

Chloe is a Product Designer most recently with littleBits (Toy of the Year 2018). She has 10+ years of experience designing toys and games using pixels, paper and even circuits. She is the founder of Humans Who Play, a design collective that uses the extraordinary power of play to solve real world problems.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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