Understand how games work to design better gamification solutions
In gamification the first thing we need to do is define our business goals. What will gamification help us improve. The next stage is to use games in order to motivate people and have fun while solving a difficult problem. Aim of this workshop is to help you understand how games work by making one! Learn how game mechanics affect the way players feel when they play and then use them to build your own game. Go through all the stages that the gaming industry uses to make sure that a game is fun to play. We want you to learn designing games and gamification by doing because we believe there is no better way to learn.
Great workshop! Had lots of fun, learnt many new things and met a lot of cool people! The process was very hands-on based on team work and creativity. I loved the brainstorming part, figuring out the game mechanics and of course, the actual game testing!
You will learn how to design a game and use this knowledge in your gamification projects. Attendees will learn about:
- Rules and Win State
- Game Mechanics
- Play Testing
Workshop Duration: 3 hours
Play Testing is always the most fun part!
Delivered by: Pete Jenkins and Vasilis Gkogkidis
Pete Jenkins is a Gamification expert and founder of Gamification+ Ltd. Pete is entrepreneur in residence at Brighton Business School, University of Brighton and chair of the International Gamification Confederation (GamFed). Check out Pete's speaking page here.
Vasilis is a gamification consultant working for GAMIFICATION+ LTD. Vasilis is also the Greek ambassador of GamFed (International Gamification Confederation) and has a masters degree in Business Management from the University of Brighton where he was trained in gamification by Pete Jenkins. Check out Vasilis speaking page here.
Watch the following video to see how fun play-testing can be!
Explore the funny creative side of prototyping. Create the rules of your game and play! That's what this game prototyping workshop is for!