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Monday, April 8 • 10:00 - 13:00
Workshop: Let's make a video game.... Unplugged!

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Can you play Grand Theft Auto with the use of dice and is Diablo suitable for a family board game? Learn how to create paper versions of popular video games!

Thanks to this workshop, you will learn to: Differentiate and describe the most important computer game components behind the DNA of a brand, i.e.: unique selling point, core gameplay mechanics, gameplay loops, essence of experience. You will define video game mechanics, dynamics, aesthetics, player motivation, triggered emotions, behaviors that are evoked. And finally, you’ll just have fun practicing creativity and the ability to work in a team of enthusiasts like yourself. The result of the workshop will be a ready unplugged game, that all the participants can play.

The workshop is intended for all those interested in a game designer’s work, mostly for novices who are just thinking about joining the video game industry, but also to more experienced designers who want to expand their workshop and prove themselves in unusual tasks. The more the merrier!

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Tymon Smektała

Lead Designer, Techland
With almost 20 years of experience in the game industry – more than a decade asEditor-in-Chief of leading Polish gaming media outlets and more than 5 years as a gamedesigner at Techland – Smektała is still humbled by the creativity, inventiveness and “sky’s thelimit” mentality... Read More →