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, players will have a base knowledge in making more effective gamification strategies. Players 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

The Game Beyond Workshop Options


Try The Game Beyond online at Udemy. There are over 3 hours of lectures, info-graphics and case studies of award winning game design and gamification techniques. The course works on most smartphones and tablets. We are rewarding the first students who take the course with discounts. Find out what discount you can get.

Live Workshops for Groups

Do you have a group event coming up? If you want to educate, entertain and inspire your team at your next corporate event, book a live workshop. Find out what so many other companies have discovered. The secrets to Harnessing the Power of Play with Game Design and Gamification.

 The Game Beyond Workshop at DLD Women in Munich, Germany

The Game Beyond Workshop at DLD Women in Munich, Germany

4 - 5 hrs

9 - 30 People



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$ 3,000

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