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Friday
Oct182013

Information about Going, Going, GONE! and next GDG meeting

Scott Nicholson has a new board game coming out in mid-October at the Essen game fair in Germany.  He put together a special episode of Board Games with Scott all about the game.

During the November 8th meeting of the Game Designers' Guild in Hinds Hall 011, Scott will go through the process of creating the game and getting it published.

 

Monday
Sep302013

Upcoming Events

We have three events that are currently in the planning stages.

In late October, we will be running the StanJam - a Game Jam at Fort Stanwix national park in Rome.  Students will be making games in and around the Fort that explore some of the different issues during the time of the revolutionary war.

In November, we will be doing two events with the Everson Museum of Art in Syraucse alongside their Art of Video Games exhibit.  The first will be a family Game Jam, where families will come and make games together.   The second will be a living exhibit of Modern Board Games, where visitors will be able to sit down and experience some of what has happened in the last 10 years in board game design.  

I'll post more details here as they are available!

Tuesday
Sep172013

Next Game Designers' Guild meeting - Sept. 27

On September 27th, we will have our next Game Designers' Guild meeting.

 

We will be trying out a new location this month - the Success in Learning tutoring center in Shoppingtown Mall.  (it's on the 2nd floor, across from Lenscrafters).

 The topic this month will be Game Jams.

The time is the same - 5:30pm for the informal game, then 6-7 for the formal program, and 7 onward for bring-your-own games.

Note:  If you have a digital game to test, please bring a laptop that everyone can gather around or a screen, as there aren't going to be screens at this location.

 

Questions?  You can reach Scott Nicholson at srnichol@syr.edu

 

Thursday
Aug222013

Dinosaurs Invade Liverpool!

Rawr!

The Liverpool Public Library in Liverpool, NY, came to the Game Designers' Guild to ask for help in running an event.  We worked with them to craft an adventure that would transform kids into dinosaurs and go back in time!

The kids first were able to do some research on dinosaurs and decide what they wanted to be.  We then painted their face with the features they wanted and they could make a custom tail.

After this, they were sent out through a Time Tunnel and then were back in the time of the dinosaurs.

They were able to work through a series of challenges - finding eggs, making trees, helping paper "pteradactyls" fly, and working together to cross the chocolate swamp.

There are more pictures from the day at 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snicholson/sets/72157635191971186/

We're looking forward to another event!

I've uploaded the original script for the game at http://scottnicholson.com/pubs/bethedinosaur.pdf

The game as run was different from this scrip

Tuesday
Aug202013

Next GDG meeting - August 23

The next meeting of the Game Designers' Guild meeting is August 23, in Hinds 011.

This group is open to the public, and this would be a good meeting to attend to learn more about the group.

 

At 5:30, we'll have Johann Sebastian Joust runnning, which is a physical video game without a screen.

At 6pm, we'll talk about the Game Designers' Guild and the projects we've done over the last year.

After that, we will open up the meeting to people who have games they want to playtest.   If you have an analog or digital game you'd like to have people test, bring it along. 

If you have games you like to play, bring those along, as well!