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Full day Board Game Jam workshop run for the postgraduate Design Informatics students at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Games from the day can be viewed at: http://open.ed.ac.uk/board-game-jam-design-informatics/
During the workshop students were introduced to the differences between copyright and licensing, how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use, where to find these materials, and how to licence their own work. They were then guided through all the steps to create their own board game. Including prototyping, play-testing, and adding variety and fun by employing different game mechanics. The play testing provides feedback and an opportunity for students to consider the mechanics and design of their games.
In this workshop groups were provided with packs of postcard images from the University of Edinburgh Image Collections with information on the image’s source and licence. Students then had to select which images in their pack were suitable for their needs and used the images to inspire the setting and theme of their game.
Information on how to run your own Board Game Jam can be found at:http://open.ed.ac.uk/run-your-own-board-game-jam/