Learn how to harness the power of play and become a serious game designer.

The Game Beyond is a workshop in Game Design given by Gabe Mac. This workshop is designed to tap into the natural game play habits of the participants: giving a deeper understanding of the art of game design by using a model that allows for the design of a variety of games to overcome real world challenges. The workshop itself is a game designed to get the participants in a flow of collaborative innovation and rapid prototyping.

This takes the BS out of Gamification.
— Jeffrey Taylor, the Firebird Feather Company

This workshop's Game Design curriculum is based on over a decade of teaching at the College of Arts of Utrecht, Design for Virtual Theater and Games. The model has been applied to develop a variety of award winning games and marketing campaigns. After participating in the workshop, attendees will have a base knowledge in making more effective gamification strategies. Attendees will understand how to use game mechanics, feedback loops and rule sets to design customized gamification to targeted groups. At the end of workshop, a number of prototype game strategies are designed.

This workshop is the equivalent to the first semester of a Game Design Master’s program, in a few hours.
— Jelte van der Maat, HKU Game Design Graduate

What you will learn

The Game Beyond at DLD Women in Munich, Germany

The Game Beyond at DLD Women in Munich, Germany

  • How to translate challenges into Game Goals.
  • How to design game rules for players and systems.
  • Effective use of Game Mechanics for your goal.
  • How to connect with the subconscious hero drive inside everyone.
  • How to prototype and design games for production.
  • How to use negative and positive feedback loops effectively.
It was a very good presentation, Gabe is a great talker and really knows how to gain the attention of the audience. It was a pleasure taking this workshop. Now I’m gonna get deeper into Gamification.
— Daniel, Amsterdam Startup Week Participant

Live Workshops for COMPANY EVENTS


Do you have a Group Event coming up? Do you want to Educate, Entertain and Inspire your team at your next corporate event? Book a live Game Beyond Workshop. Find out what so many other companies have discovered. The secrets to Harnessing the Power of Play with Game Design and Gamification.

We have designed 3 Workshops for companies and organizations.

If you are having an event with lots of different skills and ideas being showcased, we have a 1 Hour Workshop that works very well. It gives an introduction and shows examples of how Game Design can be used to solve Serious Problems.

Our Half Day and Full Day Workshops are excellent choices for providing large groups with Gamification training. After the workshop is completed, multiple new solutions and strategies are formed. More importantly, teams are transformed and elevated to new levels.