The Rapid Prototyping Game provides a "systems design" vehicle where players can group basic game elements into manageable categories. They then define and isolate specific elements so they can analyze how they interact with each other in a game they develop. Through gameplay, players are able to critically identify how adding, subtracting, or combining game elements can create dynamic changes in a game.
The Rapid Prototyping Game will appeal to experienced game designers who are stuck in a rut, beginning game designers who need to learn how systems design and the iterative process works, and also to the educator who wants to introduce a "hands on approach" to the classroom.
Matthew Smith, School of Digital Media, Ferris State University
Andrew Peterson, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Ferris State University