Now Hiring!

Short of skills to get your prototype off the ground during sprint week? Now’s the time to hire some help!

 

Once you’ve tested your games you’ll have a good idea of exactly what development work needs to be done and who needs to do it as you move closer to the Game Sprint. Do a quick skills audit of your team to determine whether there any technical or artistic aspects of your game that no one in your team has the relevant skills to achieve. If that’s that’s the case, then this quest is going to come in handy.

Now’s your chance to advertise for technical help, within both the GC community and beyond, to help you find the right external support to successfully build a prototype by the end of the Game Sprint. You might have everyone and everything you need to build your prototype, in which case great! but for those of you who don’t, this is the perfect time to get the help you need. That help could be in the form of an extra pair of hands, the input of technical whizz, or even access to special equipment or materials that you might need to turn your game idea into a reality. That’s why we’re giving you a heads up now, to get your team prepped and ready to rock and roll come sprint week!

For those of you looking to get a little extra support, your task is to hit up the GC community using the hashtag #GCnowhiring and put the word out for help. But don’t stop there! Reach out to people outside of the community for support, and where possible help others in the community connect with outside sources.

If, on the other hand, you’re all set and don’t need to find any extra help or resources, then for your task we encourage you to offer your support, and even trade skills, with other teams taking part in the Game Changers programme. Sharing resources across teams is at the core of our open ethos, therefor we encourage you to support other wherever and whenever possible!

We trust you to be responsible. All that we ask in return is that you adhere to our community guidelines and treat each other with respect at all times. Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!

Google+

Join our open Game Changers community on G+ to discuss anything and everything.

Twitter

Share your thoughts, tips and related Game Changers tweets using the #gchangers hashtag.

Instagram

Share snaps of your design process, ideas, team meetups and general GC antics here!

YouTube

Creating videos of your team’s story and progress so far? Post and tag them on YouTube!

To play a game well, you need to know how it works! Game design thinking will help us to inject fun in problem solving. As part of the Game Changers community, we will go through the missions and quests towards understanding the secret to game design and the relevance in learning. And most of all, we will have fun and gain new skills in the process.

Game Design Thinking
Sylvester Arnab, GC Team

Say hello to the group and share your thoughts and what your skills are. You never know when you might want to trade knowledge and skills to make your games better! We believe in learning together and from each other, so jump in!

Community
Kate Green, GC Team
The Game Changers programme is all about being open and sharing your ideas with the wider community, read our Open Guidelines for suggestions of great platforms you can use to share your work!
Open Platforms
Alex Masters, GC Team