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Game Prototyping Workshop – Thessaloniki Gamification Meetup
April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmEuro18
Understanding how games work is extremely important to understand how gamification works. The very definition of gamification says “the use of game mechanics in non-game situations”. So we need to know more about what effects game mechanics have on players.
Join me in this workshop where we dive right into the things that make a game interesting and create exciting experiences for players.
Those of you that joined us for the “How to design your gamification project” workshop I hope that you really understood the value of getting some practical experience on gamification and how games can affect our lives in a positive, creative way.
It was super exciting for me to see people being creative and come together to create gamification projects that could change their everyday lives.
We saw projects like “Improve the traffic problem in Thessaloniki”, “Improve parking spaces in Thessaloniki”, “Engage our costumers and communicate with them more”, “Improve recycling in offices”. Ideas that were born and evolved during our workshop.
What I want us to do this time is make games!
We will create teams and work on a game!
Each team will make a simple game with stuff that I will give you and the other teams will get to play it and give each other feedback.
All games will be non-digital, you don’t need a laptop. We will create games out of everyday objects.
The agenda for this workshop is:
1) Game mechanics
Examples of games and game mechanics that will give us an insight on what effect each mechanic has on the player.
After you are inspired by some examples of game mechanics and how they work, we will apply this knowledge to create a first prototype of your game. In this stage we just want to have an outline of what the game will be and what materials you will choose to make it.
Rules are what makes games interesting, the glue that holds everything together and tells the players what they can do and what they can’t.
4) Play Testing
Play testing is a very important stage both in games and gamification. We need to see how people react when they play our game or experience our solution. Feedback is very important in order to see what’s working and what needs improvement.
The seats for this workshop will be limited to 20.
Single ticket will cost 18 euros.
I have team tickets that will be 15 euros each, in order to motivate you to get your friends or team and learn about games and how to use in your everyday projects!