Zillions of Games Workshop run by Shang Lun Lee
When: 1-4pm, Monday 16 – Friday 20 July (attendance at all five sessions is preferred)
Where: George Paton Gallery, Level 2, Union House
Cost: Free for students!
Make and play games! Each afternoon a different type of game will be explored, from board games to card games to video games. Whatever the area of interest, games exist for everyone, there are games about architecture, games about gardening, games about music!
Students do not need to have gaming or coding knowledge, all that they need is the desire to experiment and play!
Weekly schedule including times
Day One: Monday 16 July, 1-4pm
‘Fun and Games’
- Introduction to the history of games from 2500BC to today (video games)
- What do they have in common? Rules.
- Students explore this by making board games
Day Two: Tuesday 17 July, 1-4pm
‘Space and Time’
- Exploring body and placement of the body, making body and movement based games
- Looking at rule based and performance based games
Day Three: Wednesday 18 July, 1-4pm
‘Death and Taxes’
- Looking at the poetics of games – the politics of why we make games to sort out differences
- Make games about negotiation, games that mirror politics
Day Four: Thursday 19 July, 1-4pm
‘Ghosts and Mediums’
- Learn to make videogames using two free basic programs (possible within 3 hours!)
Day Five: Friday 20 July, 1-4pm
‘Love and Information’
- Caps off idea that future of games and videogames belongs to all.
- Asks students to think about how their own passion provides content that could be used to make a game?
- Multidisciplinary tool Twine will be introduced (digital storytelling tool that is a type of ‘Choose your own adventure’)
Please note: students may only register for one creative workshop per semester.
This workshop is now booked out. To be placed on the waiting list please complete the form at the bottom of this page, and we will get in touch with you should any spaces become available.