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Monday
Feb202017

Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 4: The Team 

Learn about the contributions that team members Robert Durant, Sean Harrison, and Chris Tenuta brought in creating the finals for the Escape Room World Championships for the Red Bull Mind Gamers in video #4 of our 6-part series:



 

Saturday
Feb182017

BGNlab to host Climate Change Game Jam, open to Ontario college & university students

On March 18 and 19, the BGNlab at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario will be host to up to 200 students from Ontario colleges and universities to make climate change games to change the world with support from the Government of Ontario. 

The weekend will open with a briefing by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.  Jammers will then work on games of all sorts, including tabletop, PC, mobile, and live-action to help players make decisions that can reduce their carbon footprint.  All ideas will be placed into the Creative Commons, as the goal is to develop the best ideas that can make a difference.

Then over the summer 12 students (10 undergrads and 2 grad students) will be hired to develop two game prototypes based on the ideas produced at the jam at the Brantford Games Network lab.   These students will be selected from the students who attend the game jam.  These game prototypes and design documents will be tested and then released to the world, with the hope that others around the world will take the ideas and incorporate them into games of their own.

Questions can be directed to the WLU Game Design & Development program director, Scott Nicholson, at scott.nicholson@wlu.ca

If you are a student or faculty member at an Ontario college or university in a game-related program and want to help create games to help with climate change, sign up at 
http://tinyurl.com/ccgj2017

Friday
Feb172017

Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 3: The Design Process

Join us for the third episode of the video blog about the Red Bull Mind Gamers Escape Room World Championships, where we talk a bit about the design process.

 

Wednesday
Feb152017

Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 2: About the Red Bull Mind Gamers project

Here is entry #2 in our video blog - this one is all about the Red Bull Mind Gamers project and the Escape Room World Championships.

 

 

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Monday
Feb132017

Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 1: History of Escape Rooms 

Here is the first of six videos to give you a behind-the-scenes look of the design process for the Red Bull Mind Games Escape Room World Championships.  You can see more of Dr. Nicholson's work on Escape Rooms at the Publications link above.