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Thursday, October 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardgame Design and Development

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Tim Fowers, creator of the Kickstarted-funded cooperative board games ‘Wok Star’ & 'Burgle Bros.' and the word-based deckbuilder ‘Paperback’, will share tips, tricks, and techniques to create a wholly unique tabletop experience and find funding to get it published.

Ethan Ham will take a quick look at some unexpected ways in which tabletop game design differs from video game design. Particular attention will be paid to looking at how the two media differ in terms of narrative, theme, and the design of mechanics.

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Tim Fowers

Tim Fowers is a video game and boardgame designer. Previously at Amazon Game Studios, he self published the boardgame hits Paperback and Burgle Bros.
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Ethan Ham

Chairperson & Associate Professor of Interactive Media, Bradley University
Ethan Ham is the author of "Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers" and is an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Interactive Media Department at Bradley University. The department’s game degree is ranked #13 in the nation by the Princeton Review. Prior to entering academia, Ethan was a game designer, programmer, and producer on games that have garnered numerous awards including E3 Game Critics’ “Best... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Uruapan Room Veterans Memorial, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90240

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