In these two tutorials, Matteo Menapace, game designer and educator, guides you step-by-step through the process of creating a videogame. Discover how games work and what makes them fun, and apply these skills to make your very own videogame.
Part 1: The basics of game design
How do you make a videogame? You prototype it on paper first!
In this video you will learn (with the aid of some handy downloadable forms) the fundamentals of game design by playing, analysing and mashing up boardgames. Yes, boardgames! It's quicker and easier to turn your ideas into something playable by other humans, when you make with your hands.
Part 2: Making a videogame with PuzzleScript
In this video you will learn (again, with the aid of some handy downloadable forms) how to make a videogame with PuzzleScript, a free tool designed to get you started with coding and game-making.
Matteo is the V&A's Videogames Resident, 15 October 2018 – 15 July 2019. His mission is to seed the idea (in as many people as possible) that they can move beyond consuming digital entertainment and become game-makers – starting with boardgames.