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Saturday, April 28 • 12:00 - 15:00
Stuart Lilford: PaperJam 2018: Making Paper-based Games

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This is one of the 3 game-making workshops that will be running alongside the Berlin Mini  Game Jam. We recommend joining at 12:00 for the game jam info speech and theme voting, and to meet the other participants. Once the jam kicks off at 13:00, those who want to take part to the workshop will move to a different space. Once the workshop is over, you're welcome to go back to the game jam.

Please note that spots for the workshop will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

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PaperJam is a workshop in which the aim is to create a playable game using just ONE sheet of paper. No coding experience required! Just grab a sheet of paper and get designing. Work as a team, work on your own, make one game, make multiple games, it's totally up to you!

There are some rules, but you don't have to follow them if you don't want to:
- Games should use only one sheet of paper, but BOTH sides CAN be used. The reverse side of the paper could be used for instructions for the game, but you don't have to do this).
- You are allowed to require players to do anything with the paper (fold it, tear it, write on it, throw it, anything) You can even include additional objects such as the use of dice or coin toss (if you have these to hand).
- Games can be single player or multiplayer. Multiplayer games could allow multiple copies of the same sheet for each player or have all players gathered around one sheet.

Ideas could include: Printable Mazes, Logic Puzzles, Crack the Code, Story/Narrative/Role-Playing Games, Printable Jigsaws, Printable 'Pin the tail on the thing', Bingo, Origami, Mastermind, Connect the dots, Word Searches, Crosswords, Printable Card Games, Printable Board Games, there's lots you can do with just one sheet of paper!
Use Twitter Hashtag #PaperJam2018 and share your PaperJam game with the world!

Intended audience: Everyone.

Bring with you an open mind and some creativity and get ready to make some paper based games.

Tools participants should bring: 
You don't need to bring anything with you or have any prior knowledge or experience with making games. If you wanted you could bring your own art supplies, but you don't have to. If you plan on using any special objects such as dice or coins, then maybe bring these along, but again you don't have to do this if you don't plan on using them.

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Stuart Lilford

Stuart Lilford is an Award-Winning Game Designer and educator in Games.  After working in AAA and independent studios, Stuart now tinkers with smaller game engines as well as organising and taking part in game jams. Game Design students from The Sheffield College will accompany Stuart... Read More →

Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00 - 15:00 CEST
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