Young Video Game Designer Institute

Day Two: Core Design Elements

Today’s Discord Meetings

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Optional Office Hours
    • Have questions? Struggling with something? Just want to chat? I will be in the Discord video chat for this hour. Feel free to drop in!
  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Circle Up

I will be available on Discord all day. If you need help, @Cassie to get my attention or ask your fellow game designers in the text chat!

Your Goals

Try to complete everything before our Circle Up meeting at 2PM!

  1. Complete Gamestar Mechanic Episodes 3 and 4. Again, pay close attention to the Elements of Game Design!
  2. Play “Escaping the Island” by CK476 in the Game Alley. Here’s a direct link:

If you finish everything, feel free to play in the Workshop or the Game Alley. You can also complete Workshop Challenges to unlock special sprites for your games. Just don’t progress your Quest any further!

Elements of Game Design Reference Sheet

Discussion Questions for Circle Up

  • What did you do in the game? (Mechanics)
  • How do you win the game? (Goals)
  • What are the rules? How is the player guided? (Rules)
  • Describe the game space. (Space)
  • Describe the components used in the game. (Components)

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