Designing impact for
IMPACT BY DESIGN
We are Game Architect, a dedicated team of designers that believe in the power of games to connect, engage, and inspire people in a way no other medium can. Our combined knowledge and experience come from designing games for entertainment, safety, health, and education.
Games, digital or physical, can provide simple solutions to complex problems in almost every imaginable work field. However, the design, development, and implementation can be a daunting and frustrating process. Luckily, we have plenty of experience on the matter! Let us be your guide through the ever-expanding maze of the game industry to ensure that you end up with a product that works, looks, and feels great.
What is an
Applied game design is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of related concepts. Their common denominator is that each of these solutions tackles a real-world problem by using game thinking and principles. Below are four common terms used to describe applied game products:
WHAT WE DO
As applied game designers, we are used to dealing with different stakeholders, all with different needs and perspectives. We always keep in mind the player’s desire for a meaningful experience, the client’s need to solve a problem, and the need for a sustainable service that works for everyone.
Game projects are always at risk of going over budget, being delayed, or delivering unusable products. Our goal is to help you navigate the jargon and common pitfalls of the creative industry. We can even help spark your organization’s interest in innovation through applied game design through workshops or lectures.
GUIDE YOUR PROCESS
With our experience and knowledge, we will guide you through all stages of development. Let us help you by defining your goals, manage the creation of your product, or finding the development studio that best suits your specific needs.
WHAT WE OFFER
Are you interested in our expertise? We offer a variety of interactive crash courses.
Do you and/or your team need more robust theoretical knowledge on game design?
We offer lectures and a course on our Native Game Design Theory. What is Native Game Design theory? It is a practical design theory developed during 12 years of teaching game design at the HKU University of the Art Utrecht. The theory is practical, universal, and applicable to all games, including video games, board games, pervasive games, theatre-based games, applied games, etc.
Let us help your out during the ideation phase, by guiding a game storming session with your team. During this session, we explore game concepts and come up with possible game options.
During any type of ideation process there are many factors to take into account. We can help you find a way to best manage all these different perspectives, including:
Are you running a game project, but uncertain what to do next? Let us help you out.
We have knowledge on a wide range of topics, such as:
GAME DESIGN TOOLS
Besides designing applied games and apps, we also aim to share our acquired knowledge and experience with the rest of the world utilizing several game design tools – tools to help designers, clients, investors, and other stakeholders streamline their process.