The game about having a cat on your head

             #catonyerhead
Rules for cat:

  •  IF someone taps your shoulder
     and says “cat” THEN the cat has
     jumped on your head

  •  WHI...
Rules for mouse:

  •  IF someone taps your shoulder
     and says “mouse” THEN the
     mouse has jumped on your head

  ...
Win condition I




 •  IF you have the mouse on your head
    AND someone taps you on the
    shoulder and says “cat” THE...
Win condition II


  Cat win

  •  IF the cat catches the mouse before
     time up THEN the cat wins

  Mouse win

  •  I...
Scoring




 •  The mouse gets a point for every
    second they remain uncaught

 •  The cat starts with ?? points and
  ...
Extending

 •  Two mice

 •  Dog

 •  Mouse hole

 •  Cheese

 •  Super mouse, secret agents,
    minefield, etc.
Balancing




  •  To be fair the game must be equally
     difficult for the cat and the mouse
Game design

 •  Concept / narrative / characters
 •  User experience

 •  Rules

 •  Win conditions / scoring

 •  Extend...
Further reading
Rob Davis
Director
Playniac


@playniac
facebook.com/playniac
rob@playniac.com

#catonyerhead
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010
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"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010

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Rob Davis performs at Bright Club comedy night using audience as a drunken human computer to play "Cat On Yer Head" game. Discusses game design, characters, win scenarios, scoring, balancing, extending and Morrisey.

Video of live event here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9jmewoxJLo

Blog post here:
http://www.playniac.com/2010/09/23/cat-on-yer-head-game-for-bright-club/

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"Cat On Yer Head" game at Bright Club, Wilmington Arms on 21st Sept 2010

  1. 1. The game about having a cat on your head #catonyerhead
  2. 2. Rules for cat: •  IF someone taps your shoulder and says “cat” THEN the cat has jumped on your head •  WHILE the cat is on your head, REPEAT the word “cat” •  To make the cat jump onto someone else’s head, tap their shoulder and say “cat”
  3. 3. Rules for mouse: •  IF someone taps your shoulder and says “mouse” THEN the mouse has jumped on your head •  WHILE the mouse is on your head, REPEAT the word “mouse” •  To make the mouse jump onto someone else’s head, tap their shoulder and say “mouse”
  4. 4. Win condition I •  IF you have the mouse on your head AND someone taps you on the shoulder and says “cat” THEN stand up and shout “game over”
  5. 5. Win condition II Cat win •  IF the cat catches the mouse before time up THEN the cat wins Mouse win •  IF the mouse is not caught before time up THEN the mouse wins
  6. 6. Scoring •  The mouse gets a point for every second they remain uncaught •  The cat starts with ?? points and gets a point deducted for every second the mouse survives
  7. 7. Extending •  Two mice •  Dog •  Mouse hole •  Cheese •  Super mouse, secret agents, minefield, etc.
  8. 8. Balancing •  To be fair the game must be equally difficult for the cat and the mouse
  9. 9. Game design •  Concept / narrative / characters •  User experience •  Rules •  Win conditions / scoring •  Extending •  Balancing
  10. 10. Further reading
  11. 11. Rob Davis Director Playniac @playniac facebook.com/playniac rob@playniac.com #catonyerhead

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