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Iron Game Design Challenge w/ Nat Mesnard
April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Nat Mesnard is a published writer and game designer based in NYC, where they teach Narrative Design and Game Design at Pratt Institute and co-host a podcast on apocalyptic books, movies, and games, Queers at the End of the World. Nat designs tabletop games as the “Noodle” of Oat & Noodle Studios, and released a high-concept TTRPG, Business Wizards, with 9th Level Games in 2020. In video games, Nat has taught Unity dev and created game making curricula for E-Line Media, the studio behind Beyond Blue and The Endless Mission.
A Challenge show inspired by Iron Chef and sessions of Iron Game Designer run by Eric Zimmerman, Tracy Fullerton, and IndieCade at past physical festivals, Iron Game Design Challenge pits two teams of three game designers against one another to use simple free tools to create games over the course of the show based around the inspiration of a secret ingredient. Produced by Ryan Omega, hosted by Sam Roberts, and featuring a jury panel.
The challenge show happens every 7 weeks, and the six weeks between each episode will feature each one of the competing designers streaming a game and being interviewed.