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  • Game Design Challenge: iPad

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  •'s Game Design Challenge is an exercise in becoming a game developer, asking you to look at games in a new way -- from the perspective of a game creator, producer, marketer, businessperson, and so forth.

    Every other Wednesday we'll present you with a challenge about developing video games. You'll have two weeks to brainstorm a brilliant solution (see below for how to submit your answers). After the two week submission period elapses, the best answers and the names of those who submitted them will be posted, along with some commentary.

    The Challenge

    Design an iPad game.

    Assignment Details

    The iPhone and iPod touch created a huge new market for mobile gaming that's in many ways more vibrant and exciting than traditional handhelds, Sony's PSP and the Nintendo DS.

    Now, the iPad has launched in the U.S. to tremendous sales; a very, very high proportion of its apps are games.

    What would you do on the iPad? Think about how it differs from the iPhone -- screen size, the possibility of in-person multiplayer, and whatever else inspires you, and then come up with a design for a game.

    To Submit

    Work on your ideas, figure out your strategy for coming up with a solution, and ask questions on the forum. When your submission is complete, send it to with the subject line "Design Challenge: iPad." Please type your answer directly in the email body.

    Submissions should be no more than 500 words and may contain up to three images. Be sure to include your full name and school affiliation or job title.

    Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 28

    Results will be posted Tuesday, May 4

    Disclaimer: is not responsible for similarities between the content submitted to the Game Design Challenge and any existing or future products or intellectual property.


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