Post it Up!

Write your game proposal, share it, and introduce yourselves to the rest of the GC community.

 

So you have a killer game concept and the backing and feedback of your peers, now it’s time to share this idea with the rest of the community. We are big believers in open education and open resources. After all, this is the basis for the entire Game Changers concept. With that in mind, your final quest of this mission is to write a game proposal and post it to your design blog.

Your game proposal should outline the following:

  • An introduction to your game idea (What is it? how do you play?)
  • The game objectives (What problem or problems does your game address?)
  • The learning outcomes (what do you expect for the player to learn through playing your game?)

 

Virtual meet and greet

In the spirit of openness, introduce yourselves to other teams and team members within the community that you don’t already know. Take some time to check out their game ideas and let them know what you think. If you have an idea that they could adopt into their own games, share it. If you know someone who could help another team make their game a reality, let them know. The stronger the sharing community, the better the end results will be.

Once you have established your game proposal and introduced yourselves to the GC community, share links to your proposal for others to see using the #GCproposal hashtag. Once done you’ll be ready to move on to your second mission; designing your game!

Learning Resources

Wikipedia – Game Design Documents: A Definition

A game design document (often abbreviated GDD) is a highly descriptive living design document of the design for a video game…

How (and Why) to Write a Great Game Design Document

A brilliant tutorial on creating a great game design document, and why you should take the time to do it.

Gamestorm – Digital Game Design Scrapbook

A collection of doodles, sketches, and scrap-paper designs by game developers around the world!

TIGsource.net – Game Design Documents Workshop

A designer’s workshop talking about ‘the design document’.

LostGarden.com – Game Design Logs

A treasure trove of readable, thoughtful essays on game design theory, art and the business of design.

BoardGameGeek.com – Design Diary Archive

An archive of design diaries, documenting a wide range of indy games developments. There’s a ton of interesting stories with lots of helpful information for budding game designers.

Blog: Tools for Game Design

A collection of game design tools, techniques and methods.

GameDesigning.org – Our Favorite Game Design Blogs and Websites

This top ten includes everything from learning resources to web series, each tackling an element of game design or the process of design itself.

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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