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Wednesday, August 23 • 13:00 - 15:00
Master Class: Creative Clarity for Game Design (Part 2)

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One of the main reasons that game projects fail is a lack of clarity around the game's creative goals.  In this master class, veteran designer and studio leader Dave Rohrl will walk participants through a series of exercises intended to help clarify and structure a game's goals.  These goals statements can then be used to align and motivate teammates, structure and prioritize design and development, onboard executives, and help marketing express the essence of the game.  This is a workshop-style class where a high degree of participation is expected.  Attendees should come prepared to do in-class exercises, present their work, and give feedback to others.  Expect to leave the class with a clearer creative vision and a stronger pitch than you arrived with.

Participants will walk through a series of practical exercises designed to clarify creative goals for game projects.  They will apply these tools to a current project, and will walk away with a clearer vision of their current game and a set of tools to apply to future projects.

Audience addressed: This is an intermediate level class primarily intended for game designers, but it may also be useful to product managers, producers, and executives.

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Dave Rohrl

Game Design Consultant, Mobile Game Doctor
Dave Rohrl is a game industry veteran, with 23 years of experience in game design, production, and studio leadership, holding senior positions at Pogo, PopCap, Zynga, Playdom, and others. He has designed more than 50 published games, and consulted on dozens more. For the last four... Read More →

Wednesday August 23, 2017 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
devcom developer lounge - Room 2 (gamescom Hall 4.1.) Hall 4.1., Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne