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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Game a Week: Teaching Students to Prototype
Speaker(s): Douglas Wilson, Bennett Foddy
Company Name(s): Die Gute Fabrik, NYU Game Center
Track / Format: Educators Summit

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Overview: Inspired by the Experimental Gameplay Project, Foddy and Wilson have been teaching two versions of a class in which students, working alone or in pairs, make a digital game every week of the semester. Both Foddy and Wilson are excited about the results: a body of critically successful prototypes as well as students who have rapidly improved in terms of technical competence, design flexibility, and creative vision. This talk presents a close look at "Game a Week", discussing the pedagogical challenges involved in successfully running such a class.

GDC 2018

Douglas Wilson

Die Gute Fabrik

Bennett Foddy

NYU Game Center

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Educators Summit

Game Career / Education