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Learn Now Game Design



Learning games are a hot, hot trend, but why? What makes them work and how in the world do you go about designing one? In this workshop, we will explore a variety of different game types and identify what makes them playable. Then, using a step-by-step approach, you will design your own learning game and actually build a prototype of your game and play it. You will learn how to play test and how to iterate to improve the game’s playability and efficacy as a learning tool. After attending this workshop you will leave with a coherent road map to help design future games ( digital and/or table-top). You will also take away a list of resources to help further your learning and skill-development as a game designer.
This is a design workshop, not a development workshop. We will design a paper prototype, we are not going to develop a game with game development software.

Attendees will:

  • Participate and learn a six-step process for designing a learning game.
  • Discover game mechanics that contribute to learning.
  • Learn how to incorporate game dynamics and core elements into learning games.
  • Explore why games are effective as an instructional approach.