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Session Name Where's the Fun? How to Test Your Game Before You Build a Thing
Speaker(s) Rob Davis
Company Name(s) Playniac
Track / Format Game Design
Overview

Playniac designed a tabletop version of their Channel 4 game International Racing Squirrels to put mechanics through their paces, explore game dynamics, find what was fun, discard what wasn't and see what the game actually feels like to play; all before writing a single line of code. In an event for the public, we turned the game into paper by stripping it down to first principles and preparing a toolkit, including dice, counters and custom-designed components. The approach can be used to invent new games and to refine existing ones. Fail fast and often to iterate your game to perfection.

GDC Europe 2011

Rob Davis

Playniac

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Game Design

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