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Next Game Designers' Guild: April 26

Our final Game Designers' Guild meeting for the semester is April 26.


We will meet in Hinds 011 at 5:30.   As always, we will have some kind of social activity from 5:30-6, then a formal meeting from 6-7, and open time for playtesting and gaming from 7 onward.

Our guest will be Brian Mayer, who has been creating transformative games for the recreational market and for school library programs.  


Tiny Games Kickstarter

There is a current Kickstarter project (running through April 13) that I feel is very important.   I decided to make a short video about it to help raise awareness of the project.

The project is called Tiny Games, and it is out of a studio in the UK called Hide & Seek. They are developing an app/PDF with hundreds of small games that you play in the physical world with other people.

This app/PDF is all about enabling you to play with the people around you.  I made a video in support of this campaign.  It’s not a paid video, nor did they even ask for this.  (they don’t even know I’m doing it!)  I just feel this is very important, so I want to help get the word out.

You can see my video at

and you can support the project at


New Blog section on classes

There's a new section in the Becuase Play Matters blog - the Syracuse University Game Related Classes.  The idea is that we are gathering all of the courses across campus that are related to games and putting them into one place.


You can find that information using the matching tab at the top of the page!


NASAGA Tweetchat on March 26 from 9-10 PM Eastern

If you are interested in talking about Meaningful Gamification, follow the hashtag #nasagachat in Twitter on March 26 from 9-10pm Eastern.  If you aren't on twitter, you can follow the chat at




Next Game Designers' Guild meeting - March 22

The next GDG meeting will be on Friday, March 22.  We'll be meeting in Hinds 011 on the Syracuse University campus

There will be a social time from 5:30-6, then a formal program from 6-7.  At 7, we will open up to anyone who has games they would like to have tested, so bring along your prototypes!

Since it is a quiet evening, you should be able to park in the Q2 or Q4 lots after 5pm.

All are invited!