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Remixing Play into
a GamePlan
Reuse the mechanics of play for
creative and strategic thinking
Needs
analysis
Pick
common
g...
Motivation
“Games are a particular
manifestation of play, not its
totality…
They happen to be a good
starting point for an
investigat...
Remixing Play into
a GamePlan
Reuse the mechanics of play for
creative and strategic thinking
Needs
analysis
Pick
common
g...
• Goals (objectives, aspirations, winning conditions)
• People (beneficiaries, users, etc.
• Context (domain, industry, et...
•Goals (objectives,
aspirations,
winning
conditions)
•People
(beneficiaries,
users, etc.
•Context (domain,
industry, etc.)...
•Pick 1-3 games
you know
•Unpick the
mechanics/rules
•Game strategies
Pick common
games
•Reuse the
mechanics to
inform strategy
•Test each strategy-
mechanics mapping
•Iterate the process
Strategy-mechanics
map...
•Describe your
gameplan
•Test the
gameplan
Design a
gameplan
Pitch/Implement
your gameplan
Our GamePlan for today
• Get into groups
• Go through the Remix Plan process
• Needs analysis (15 minutes)
• Pick and unpi...
Use these cards to inspire and
enhance your gameplan? (20
minutes)
New iterations? (10)
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
Remixing play into a gameplan workshop
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A workshop designed for the GameChangers initiative - playful thinking for creating a gameplan and strategy for addressing serious challenges. CC by NC 4.0

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Remixing play into a gameplan workshop

  1. 1. Remixing Play into a GamePlan Reuse the mechanics of play for creative and strategic thinking Needs analysis Pick common games Strategy- mechanics mapping Design a gameplan Pitch/imple ment your gameplan
  2. 2. Motivation
  3. 3. “Games are a particular manifestation of play, not its totality… They happen to be a good starting point for an investigation of play… …because the formality of their rules makes the machinery of play easier to observe and analyse” (Upton, 2015 p.11)
  4. 4. Remixing Play into a GamePlan Reuse the mechanics of play for creative and strategic thinking Needs analysis Pick common games Strategy- mechanics mapping Design a gameplan Pitch/imple ment your gameplan
  5. 5. • Goals (objectives, aspirations, winning conditions) • People (beneficiaries, users, etc. • Context (domain, industry, etc.) Needs analysis • Pick 1-3 games you know • Unpick the mechanics • Game strategies Pick common games • Reuse the mechanics to inform strategy • Test each strategy-mechanics mapping • Iterate the process Strategy- mechanics mapping • Describe your gameplan • Test the gameplan Design a gameplan Pitch your gameplan
  6. 6. •Goals (objectives, aspirations, winning conditions) •People (beneficiaries, users, etc. •Context (domain, industry, etc.) Needs analysis
  7. 7. •Pick 1-3 games you know •Unpick the mechanics/rules •Game strategies Pick common games
  8. 8. •Reuse the mechanics to inform strategy •Test each strategy- mechanics mapping •Iterate the process Strategy-mechanics mapping
  9. 9. •Describe your gameplan •Test the gameplan Design a gameplan
  10. 10. Pitch/Implement your gameplan
  11. 11. Our GamePlan for today • Get into groups • Go through the Remix Plan process • Needs analysis (15 minutes) • Pick and unpick common games (20 minutes) • Strategy-Mechanics mapping (20 minutes) • Design your GamePlan (20 minutes) • Pitch your GamePlan (15 minutes) • AddingPlay cards – for inspiration to enrich your gameplan
  12. 12. Use these cards to inspire and enhance your gameplan? (20 minutes) New iterations? (10)

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