Regina Game Forge Philosophy and Practice

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Regina Game Forge is a group of game designers that is dedicated to encouraging and supporting game design in the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan in partnership with SaskGames.

We provide the opportunity for constructive feedback in an open, collaborative environment that includes brainstorming, workshopping, and play testing emerging game designs from prairie designers.

There are currently no plans for moving toward publishing games on our own, though we do want to help designers get their games ready to be published and to help designers partner with existing publishers.

We meet as a group once a month at 7:30 pm at Chewsday Challenge in Regina. Our meetings include a short review of discussion items, a check-in on designs in progress, and, most importantly, playing games together. Our goal is to feature a play test of a different game each month.

There is no commitment to having to attend meetings or having to spend a certain number of hours designing a game to participate in the Regina Game Forge. The invitation is open to everyone who is interested in game design, even if it's just a one-time drop in or posting on the fora on SaskGames.

Because of the sensitive nature of game design – both in terms of the vulnerability of the process and the need for privacy for prototypes and ideas - we ask that anyone who participates in Regina Game Forge activities is respectful of the designers and their intellectual property.

Our group's activity is driven entirely by its members, and the safety and respect of the designers and their designs is paramount for our group to function well. Our hope is that this group serves as a framework to inspire designers in their work. If you have any questions or if you want to get more involved, please contact us directly.
"The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." - Hamlet