Game Design Workshop, Lahore
Sadia Bashir, Haider Shishmahal
Games are an incredibly powerful medium. This workshop will include instruction on the key steps in designing a game before you jump in and work on a production work.This workshop will teach fundamental principles of game design that apply on any platform or medium, including moment-based design, brainstorming, play testing and iteration. The workshop will include examples from video games and card games with explicit takeaways that can be applied directly to almost any experience.You will explore the art of Game Design through hands-on activities, group discussion, analysis and critique. Attendees will immerse themselves in the iterative process of refining a game design and discover design concepts that will help them think more clearly about their designs and make better games. The workshop presents a formal approach to game design in which games are viewed as systems and analyzed in terms of their mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics. Before game designers can even begin to design a game, they need to understand their aesthetic goals. In other words, they need to enumerate all the kinds of “fun” that they hope the game will provide its users. They can formalize their understanding of their game’s aesthetic goals by formulating an aesthetic model for each goal. Attendees will gain further practical experience working with these models through brief collaborative design projects, brainstorming sessions, critical analysis and discussion.
Why games are such a powerful medium
The difference between games and gamification
How to design innovative ideas and take inspirations
How to go from concept to engaging gameplay
Why prototyping and play testing is important
Prereqs & Preparation
This class is for anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of game design and how to create immersive, interactive environments!