On Saturday August 8th, game designer and lecturer Owen Harris will lead a hands-on workshop exploring the mysterious world of game design. If you want to get a start making games, or if you want to make your current projects more fun and engaging, this is a fantastic place to start.
When we make games, whether its video games, boardgames or party games, the game design side of things – what makes a game fun, interesting and engaging – is often seen as cryptic and daunting.
Never fear! In this workshop Owen will show you how to tackle a game's design in an easy-to-follow series of bite-size chunks. The course will cover goals, rewards, balance, difficulty, rules and feedback. Over the course of the day, these topics will be explored in an enjoyable series of exercises, discussions and examples. You'll leave with the skills to make fun and engaging games. In addition, each participant will take home their very own game design kit, which will include notes and resources from the day, in addition to a few playful little treasures to bring a smile to your face.