Schedule

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

5:30 PM: Doors (and bar!) open

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM:

“Making Games to Change the World” with Scott Nicholson

Games can be used for more than recreation – they can be used to change the world. Games have been used for training, education, building empathy, and changing behaviours. At Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Dr. Scott Nicholson helps students learn how to make games with real-world outcomes. During this session, Scott will present the highlights of that program, helping game designers better understand the potential marketplaces for games with real-world outcomes, the differences in designing a serious game from designing a recreational game, and help designers think about the potential impact of both gamification and game-based learning on players.

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM: Games Showcase A

9:15 PM – 10:00 PM: Games Showcase B

At the Games Showcase, designers will set up the games they plan on testing during the weekend. Playtesters can sign up for the games they want to play and publishers can meet the designers and get an overview of all of the prototypes.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Open gaming and ProtoTO Partay!

Game library provided by BoardAgain Games

11:00 PM – late: ProtoTO After Partay (Location TBD)

 


Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

View PDF of designer table assignments

10:30 AM: Doors open

10:45 AM: Raffle draw

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 1

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Session 2

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Lunch break (Open Gaming)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Session 3

6:00 PM: Bar opens!

6:15 PM – 8:15 PM: Session 4

8:15 PM: Raffle draw

8:15 PM – 11 PM: Open gaming and ProtoTO Partay!

Game library provided by BoardAgain Games

11 PM – late: ProtoTO After Partay (location TBD)

 


Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

View PDF of designer table assignments

10:30 AM: Doors open

10:45 AM: Raffle draw

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 5

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Session 6

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Lunch break (Open Gaming)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM:

“Yes, And…” with designer Sen-Foong Lim

ProtoTO 2017 will wrap up with a talk by veteran tabletop designer Sen-Foong Lim (Junk Art, Akrotiri). Sen will talk about how designers can approach the feedback they receive from playtesting.

 

5:45 PM: Raffle draw and closing remarks

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