DIY Games

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A beginner’s guide to game design. Learn how to express your ideas and feelings through personal games by turning old games into new ones, using stuff you already have at home. Publish your games online so that you can play them over video-call.

💆‍♀️ Making our own games can help us take a break from the stress of these weird times, create something together with the people around us (and those we can reach on video-call too), feel in control of the little worlds we have created, and maybe even make sense of what we’re going through. 

🍱 What’s in the box?
You will learn how to:
1️⃣ Re-awaken your inner game designer by generating lots of game ideas.
2️⃣ Analyse games and get inspired to make your own.
3️⃣ Turn an old game into your new one, using stuff you already have at home!
4️⃣ Publish your games online so that you can play them with people all over the World.

You will get:
✅ Step-by-step guidance
✅ Printable worksheets for each step
✅ Fun hacktivities (yes, that’s not a typo)

But I’m not going to teach you how to code, or how to use a game-making app. I’m going to teach you how to think like a game designer and how to make your ideas playable.
Key InformationPoints40Effort10 hoursPrerequisitesnoneRelease Date11th December 2020
Author Info

Matteo Menapace is an activist, artist and recent game designer-in-residence at the V&A Museum. He makes cooperative games that draw inspiration from current events and social issues to present players with uneasy choices that question their real-life ethics. He also teaches people how to make games that encourage collaboration and experimentation, and help us tackle tough questions.