Ever wondered what goes into making a game? In this course we’ll deconstruct board, card and physical games to figure out what makes them fun. Then we’ll use this knowledge to build our own board game for us to play, test, and improve. Students will come away with confidence in being able to identify core game mechanics that allow them to build their own epic games.
What we will cover?
– We’ll have a look at some popular board games both old and new.
– Examine the fundamental elements that make a great game.
– Make our own board games.
– Play-test each others games to identify effective, and not so effective, mechanics and gameplay.
Who will be teaching?
Geoff Hill is an experienced educator who teaches Games Design at the Raffles College of Design and Commerce. When he’s not in the classroom he contributes to the local games development community as Chapter Leader of the International Game Developers Association, Sydney Chapter. Geoff believes games are important part of everyone’s life, and anyone should be able to approach games to both play and make them.