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Session Name: Board Game Design Summit: 'Return to Dark Tower': Designing Compelling Physical-Digital Connected Games
Speaker(s): Tim Burrell-Saward
Company Name(s): Mother Ultimate
Track / Format: Board Game Design Summit

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Overview: Making games that connect across physical and digital mediums can allow for some unique play experiences - provided you can safely navigate the challenges that come from bridging these two worlds. Focusing on the production of connected tabletop game Return to Dark Tower, but also drawing from past works including the Jenga-meets-Pokmon stack-em-up Beasts of Balance, this talk will share key insights and techniques for those interested in making cohesive and compelling play experiences that span hardware, software and code. How do projects like these take shape? What does the manufacturing process look like, and how can it inform your designs? How can you meet the unique financial challenges of producing connected games? And how can you employ solid design processes to de-risk the whole endeavour? The connected game space is ripe with potential for innovation, and the barrier of entry is lower than you think.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Tim Burrell-Saward

Mother Ultimate

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Board Game Design Summit