Friday night at Syracuse University in New York will begin meeting a new Game Designers’ Guild. The group, which is being launched by veteran game reviewer, designer, and Professor of Information Studies, Scott Nicholson, will focus on developing game prototypes for community organizations. At the first meeting, a representative of Fort Stanwix National Monument will make a pitch for a game to educate the public on the historical importance of the fort.
Of course, the guild is also meant to be a vehicle for professional and amateur game designers to discuss their craft and to playtest each other’s projects.
Fort Stanwix, in Rome, NY, is well worth the visit. It’s well preserved, and the tour guides are very enthusiastic. Nearby, what used to be the Fort Rickey Game Farm is now a discovery zoo. Much nicer than it used to be.