Games are an interactive form of entertainment that has the power to connect people with different ages, gender, skills and status. Through the games we play we improve our skillset, we socialize and, most important, we learn. This course focuses on a specific kind of experience, board games, which require more than one player and the development of social skills as cooperation, negotiation, bluff and persuasion. Exploring the basic principles of board game design, prototyping and playtesting, participants will acquire a solid design framework that will be used for the creation of an original game, to be realized individually or in small groups. By the end of the course, participants will be able to transform their ideas into manageable designs and develop quick prototypes to fully test the player experience their concept is trying to achieve. The course doesnâ€™t require any game design knowledge and is suited for all kind of students. Graphic and writing skills are recommended but not essential.
This course is suitable for students with some background in multimedia and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies.
If you wish to extend your summer studies, you can combine this course with the following: