Basics Of Game Design.

You already have an idea for a game or a product, but you don’t know how to implement it? Then we invite you to learn the basics of game design.

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Introduction To The Basics Of Game Design

Prior Knowledge






Dive into the fascinating world of serious game design with our compact workshop on the basics of game design! Our experts will show you how to design engaging games from the idea to the implementation and with focus on digital scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, and escape games to games for onboarding and quiz applications or simulation games. Learn more about the basic principles of serious game design and inspire your target audience in a playful way.

In this workshop you will receive a practice-oriented introduction to the planning and realization of different game concepts. Benefit from valuable advice and proven methods around our didactic script. You can use this practical manual directly afterwards to create your own game. Take the opportunity to expand your competencies in the field of serious game design and network with other interested parties – register for our workshop now!

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Our Training Topics


We teach you the basics of game design.

Game Based Thinking

Introduction to the Game Based Thinking method.


What preliminary considerations are important in the game design process.


What are the criteria for themes and differen styles of game?

Target Group

Together we define goals and target groups for your next game!


Together we define the framework for your game!

Game Mechanics

Learn more about different game mechanics and make the right choice for your game.

Didactic Script

Our didactic script supports you in your game design process.


We will provide you with templates and checklists for further work.

How To Get To The Game Design Workshop


Find a suitable date in the following section of the page. If we do not currently have any dates announced or if you would like a completely individual training, please contact us using the contact form below.


You will immediately receive a confirmation and some information about the training. You do not need to prepare further for the appointment!


In addition to exciting input on the topics mentioned above and depending on the number of participants, there will also be room for exchange and questions!


You will receive our didactic script incl. guidelines & checklists as well as many templates for designing puzzles for your own game!

Available Dates & Registration

Register now here for our next Game Design Training! If there is currently no public date announced or an individual training is needed, then contact us below via our contact form!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our game design workshop is for everyone who wants to learn more about the above topics and ideally already has an idea for a game or product, but is unsure how to start. The use of our Serious Games Software is not necessary in this workshop.

Our workshop about the basics of game design is not free of charge. Please note the details of our announcement or ask for an individual date.

Our general workshops take place at regular intervals, so dates can be secured six months in advance. If there are no dates announced or if you cannot find a suitable date for you and your team, please feel free to contact us and we will try to take your needs into account when planning future workshops. Alternatively, we can also offer you individual site-specific workshops. Just contact us!
Cancellation of the registration is possible free of charge if the cancellation is made at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop. Cancellation fees are waived if the cancellation is made up to 2 weeks before the event, provided that an alternative date is agreed. If no alternative date is agreed, cancellation fees of 25% of the agreed fee must be paid. In case of cancellation up to 1 week before the start of the seminar, cancellation fees in the amount of 25 % will be charged if an alternative date is agreed upon. If no alternative date is agreed upon, 50 % of the agreed fee will be due as cancellation fee. For cancellations that occur even later, a cancellation fee of 50% must be paid if an alternative date is agreed upon. Otherwise, the full fee for the cancelled seminar must be paid.

Prior knowledge about game design is not a requirement for participation in the workshop, but of course the more basic knowledge you already have, the more intensively the workshop leader can guide you through their topics.

In addition to this game design workshop we offer of course other and on request individual training opportunities. Just look further up on this page.

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