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Game Prototyping Workshop - University of Brighton

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These are the slides I used to deliver my game prototyping workshop at the university of Brighton.

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Game Prototyping Workshop - University of Brighton

  1. 1. Vasilis Gkogkidis – May 9 Game Prototyping Workshop
  2. 2. How did I get here?
  3. 3. What we do • Consulting • Speaking • Training
  4. 4. - Greek Ambassador - Organiser
  5. 5. Workshop Overview 1) Rules – Win State 2) Game Mechanics 3) Prototyping 4) Play testing
  6. 6. “Games give us unnecessary obstacles that we volunteer to tackle” Bernard Suits
  7. 7. Rules – Win State
  8. 8. Small Case Studies Rules - Win State
  9. 9. Football • Rule: You can’t touch the ball with your hands unless you are the goalkeeper • Win State: Score more goals than your opponent
  10. 10. Monopoly • Rule: You can buy a property only when you are on it’s square • Win State: Have the biggest net value
  11. 11. Rules – Win State Exercise Challenge 1: Choose a rule and a win state that works well in a game and present it to your team. 15 minutes
  12. 12. Game Mechanics
  13. 13. Small Case Studies Game Mechanics
  14. 14. Points - Leaderboards Goal: Introduce Competition
  15. 15. Randomness Goal: Balance the odds among players
  16. 16. Goal: Surprise Players Randomness
  17. 17. Game Mechanic Exercise • Challenge 2: Choose a game and a game mechanic that works well and present it to your team. 15 minutes
  18. 18. Prototyping By the end of this exercise you need to have: • A title for your game • The game’s rules on a piece of paper • A prototype other teams can play (50 minutes)
  19. 19. Play testing Try each others solution and give feedback. Try to find: • What works • What needs improvement • How it made you feel • How would you improve it (50 minutes)
  20. 20. Thank You! • #gamification • Email: vasilis.gkogkidis@gamificationplus.uk • Facebook: Vasilis Gkogkidis • Twitter: @v_Gkogkidis

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