You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.

close
    
Session Name: Educators Summit: Why My Students Design Escape Rooms
Speaker(s): Samuel Liberty
Company Name(s): Northeastern University
Track / Format: Educators Summit
Overview: What makes escape rooms one of the ideal forms for teaching key game design concepts? How can you incorporate escape room design into your syllabus? At Northeastern University, all new game design majors are required to take Foundations of Game Design as one of their first learning experiences. Sam Liberty co-wrote the syllabus, which includes a unit on escape room design. In this talk, you will learn how designing escape rooms can help students master essential game design skills like brainstorming, rapid prototyping, iteration, and fine-tuning. Plus, exactly how to plan an escape room lesson or unit over multiple weeks with a full, live escape room as the final deliverable.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Samuel Liberty

Northeastern University

free content

Educators Summit

Game Career / Education