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Photo: Jeff Mace for Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Getting Started with Game Design (Ages 15–17)

Saturday, December 4, 2021 ● 1 pm
3 pm

(Complete series: Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2021, 1–3 pm)

$56 / $45 for members
Albright-Knox Northland Classrooms

This class will introduce participants to the game design process for creating analogue (board and card) games and basic digital games. Students will make their own games and complete working versions of them by the end of the class. Class meetings will include workshops, tutorials, and hands-on activities such as playtesting and prototyping. No prior experience or technology skills required.

Registration

This series is limited to 10 students in order to maintain social distancing. Registration and pre-payment are required. Please register onlineScholarships are also available.

About the Instructor

Cody Mejeur is Assistant Professor of Game Studies at the University at Buffalo. They have published on teaching with games, identity in games, and video game narratives and player experiences, and they are currently the game director for Trans Folks Walking, a narrative game about trans experiences. Their research has been featured at many international conferences and events, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Pictoplasma, and their games have been exhibited at Science Gallery Detroit and Meaningful Play. They are Director of the Narrative for Social Justice (N4SJ) Initiative with the International Society for the Study of Narrative and work with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation. They are editor at One Shot: A Journal of Critical Games & Play and serve as Diversity Officer for the Digital Games Research Association.

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