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The Connections 2012 “GameLab” challenge

The Connections 2012 interdisciplinary wargaming conference will be held later this month (23-26 July) at National Defense University in Washington DC. It looks to be an especially impressive array of speakers and panels this year too.

As Winston Churchill notes, among the new elements this year is the Connections GameLab. Background material for the 2010 Haiti earthquake scenario we will be using has now been posted on the Wargaming Connection website—I urge everyone to have a look. Whether you’ll be a conference participant or not, you’re welcome to start discussing the game design challenge before the conference actually starts. How would you design this game? What would be its key features—and why? How would you link game mechanics to key learning objectives? Offer your own ideas in the comments section!

5 responses to “The Connections 2012 “GameLab” challenge

  1. Gary Milante 09/07/2012 at 4:10 pm

    Mon Dieu, Winston!

  2. Brant 10/07/2012 at 7:52 am

    I love that my claim to fame is my typo-friendliness

  3. Rex Brynen 10/07/2012 at 8:04 am

    Really, Brant— you’re just perpetuating outmoded orthographic stereotypes about quasi-phonetic representation of surnames!

  4. Brant 10/07/2012 at 9:13 am

    so I need to become a glyph?!

  5. Gary Milante 11/07/2012 at 12:55 pm

    The game designer formerly known as Brant?

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