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POSTPONED - What is This Game Even? - Level Up

Announcement March 17 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the NZ Games Festival have made the decision to postpone the Festival including Level Up workshops until next year, April 19-25th, 2021.

All event tickets will be fully refunded and the Capital E  team will get in contact with ticket holders shortly.

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Let’s make a card game about making a video game! There’s a bunch of things that have to all come together to make a game work well. Story and design are the main two and sometimes it can be a challenge to bring them together. And then there’s the problem of explaining it to everyone else!

In small groups you’ll play the card game ‘What Is This Game Even’ to learn what elements of story and design need to be considered when thinking of game ideas, and practice pitching to others using some wild and interesting combinations. Better yet, you’ll get to add your own cards to the deck and take a deck home with you to play with everyone you know.

Wednesday 22nd April 9am – 12pm – 11-17 yrs
Wednesday 22nd April 1pm – 4pm – 8-12 yrs

Hosted by Alexander Swords:
A writer and narrative designer with a background in audience development and arts management. He’s worked for indies in Berlin, AAA in Sweden, and is now based in Australia helping forward-thinking developers forge strong relationships with their audiences through stories, narrative systems and player care. With assistance from Creative Victoria’s Creator’s Fund, he’s also developed the Forest Paths Method of Narrative Design helping developers to discover the power of their own stories built on the design pillars of their projects away from Western conventions and with an understanding of player motivation beyond demographics and traditional models.

Experience Wellington COVID-19 FAQs 

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What's On

POSTPONED - What is This Game Even? - Level Up

Announcement March 17 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the NZ Games Festival have made the decision to postpone the Festival including Level Up workshops until next year, April 19-25th, 2021.

All event tickets will be fully refunded and the Capital E  team will get in contact with ticket holders shortly.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Let’s make a card game about making a video game! There’s a bunch of things that have to all come together to make a game work well. Story and design are the main two and sometimes it can be a challenge to bring them together. And then there’s the problem of explaining it to everyone else!

In small groups you’ll play the card game ‘What Is This Game Even’ to learn what elements of story and design need to be considered when thinking of game ideas, and practice pitching to others using some wild and interesting combinations. Better yet, you’ll get to add your own cards to the deck and take a deck home with you to play with everyone you know.

Wednesday 22nd April 9am – 12pm – 11-17 yrs
Wednesday 22nd April 1pm – 4pm – 8-12 yrs

Hosted by Alexander Swords:
A writer and narrative designer with a background in audience development and arts management. He’s worked for indies in Berlin, AAA in Sweden, and is now based in Australia helping forward-thinking developers forge strong relationships with their audiences through stories, narrative systems and player care. With assistance from Creative Victoria’s Creator’s Fund, he’s also developed the Forest Paths Method of Narrative Design helping developers to discover the power of their own stories built on the design pillars of their projects away from Western conventions and with an understanding of player motivation beyond demographics and traditional models.

Experience Wellington COVID-19 FAQs 

  • When:22/04/2020
  • Price:$10
  • Duration:3 hours
  • Ages:11-17, 8+, 8-12

Sessions

22/04/2020 9:00 am
Add to Calendar 22-04-2020 9:00 am Pacific/Auckland Capital E - POSTPONED - What is This Game Even? - Level Up
22/04/2020 1:00 pm
Add to Calendar 22-04-2020 1:00 pm Pacific/Auckland Capital E - POSTPONED - What is This Game Even? - Level Up

Terms and Conditions

  • Once your booking has been processed you will be contacted by us either via phone or email. If you have not heard from us after three working days please contact us on 04 913 3740
  • We require minimum numbers for our workshops to go ahead
  • Children need to be picked up between sessions
  • Supervision is required between workshops if booking for more than one workshop on the same day 
  • Payment is required at time of booking
  • Cancellations made up to three days before the start date of the workshop are entitled to the full amount retained as Capital E credit.
  • Cancellations within three days of the start date of the workshop are not entitled to any refund.
  • On the day of the workshop, please phone us by 8.30am if your child cannot attend the workshop for any reason.
  • Due to allergies please ensure any food your child brings on the day is nut free.
  • We reserve the right to remove any child from a course/workshop if they prevent the rest of the class from learning and enjoying themselves.

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