BenjaminK

"Sheltered in Place" Game Design Contest

Game Design

Edo of Pencil First Games is hosting a game design contest. There will be three categories (solo, 2-player, and more than two player), and the winner of each category will get $250 and five runners up (runner ups?) will get $50. Not too shabby! I thought some of you might be interested. Watch the video in the link for all the rules, which are also in the description of the video (so you don't have to watch the whole thing).

I think I'll try my hand at this one. It's a good excuse to work on something again, and sometimes I need a kick to the pants. Will you be giving it a go?

3 points by BenjaminK - updated 2 days ago | 16 comments | report | subscribe

CaptainPossum Supporter3 days ago | 1 point[-]

First saw this post this morning and started brainstorming an idea for a prepper apocalypse board game...glad I came back and watched the full video cause that wouldn't have worked too well.

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Ah, yes. That would be good to know haha I started a game design about prepping for disasters (I used to work at an emergency preparedness company, so it was on my mind a lot haha A game like that could be a lot of fun.

CaptainPossum Supporter3 days ago | 1 point[-]

I suspect that a year from now there will be several prepper games published and a new Pandemic title specifically about covid19

BenjaminK 2 days ago | 1 point[-]

I would not be surprised at that.

Skurvy5 Supporter4 days ago | 1 point[-]

This is cool but I’m not even close to creative enough to  attempt something like this. 

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

I think you'd do well at it! 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter4 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sounds interesting. I will have to think about trying it. 

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Might as well give it a shot. :) You'd be surprised at how quickly your brain starts thinking differently when you're engaged in something like this.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 days ago | 1 point[-]

I imagine. 

philryuh Supporter4 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for the share! It's very cool how everyone in the community is coming up with ways to pass the times. My mind definitely doesn't work in these ways though xD

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised to see this! I have a vague idea for a game, but while everyone seems to have plenty of time on their hands, I'm just getting busier at work haha

Skurvy5 Supporter3 days ago | 1 point[-]

We are crazy busy too. Our grocery store has had record weeks for 2 weeks in a row. 

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Dang. I hope things start to slow down for you soon.

theDL 4 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! I like Edo's reviews and this is a cool idea for a contest!

BenjaminK 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, he's great. Super nice guy and very generous to be doing this as well, especially since he will let the winning participants retain the rights to their games in case they want to pursue publishing.

theDL 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah I really appreciated that he made that point so clear - he's not looking for games to publish, just trying to help people have some fun and connect a little bit.

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