What’s Your Game?

Welcome to the first Game Changers mission! This mission will focus on your game or game-based learning idea, and is broken up into three bite-size quests. These quests will help you refine your idea, gain valuable feedback from your audience, and then use these insights to write a short, sharp game proposal to share with the rest of the Game Changers community.

Start Here

So, you want to build a game. That’s why you are here, right? Or is it that you’re super stuck on something and you need to look at solving it in a creative way? Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Below you’ll find summaries of the three quests that make up your first mission, figuring out what your game really is. To get started, check out ‘Size ’em Up’ and click find out more to begin your first quest…

Size ‘em up


Is your game/game-based learning idea feasible? 
Are there similar game concepts already out there? Let’s find out! 

Play games, lots of games, that seek to solve a similar problem to the one you’re trying to solve. Start a design blog, introduce your team, reflect on your research, and share your thoughts with the community!
#GCconcept

Backin’ it up


Discuss your idea with friends, fellow students, colleagues, and potential end-users. Now’s the perfect time to brainstorm ideas with a wider audience to really nail down that great game idea.

To prove you’re on to a winner, capture three testimonials of positive reinforcement, post them in your design blog, and share them with the wider GC community.
#GCbacker

 

Post it up!

 

By now you’ll have established a strong game concept, so it’s time to put that idea down on paper, well… pixels.

Use an open publishing tool to develop a game proposal. This must outline the game’s objectives, i.e. what does the game entail, and what problem(s) does it address and solve. This post must also be publicly accessible. It’s not about hiding your ideas, share them with the community. #GCproposal

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