Buffalo Game Space

Buffalo Game Space

BGS Workshop: Intro to Video Game Design

BGS Workshop: Intro to Video Game Design

BGS Workshop:Intro to Video Game Design

Instructor: Joe "the Wigit" Wilson

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Level: Beginner

When: Tuesday, May 19 at 7 PM (1 session - 2 hours)


  • $40 for non-members
  • $24 for Basic members
  • $20 for Coworking members
  • $10 for Dedicated members

Payments will be taken at the door, and can be made with cash or credit card.

Location: Buffalo Game Space, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street, Suite #454, Buffalo, NY 14214

Workshop description:

Video Game Design is a highly specialized professional field. In this workshop we will go over the very basics of the video game industry as a whole, how to research for what you are designing, intro to writing design documents, basic concept sketching and more. This workshop will give you the foundation of what the process of game design is and how professionals in the field approach it.


A genuine love of video games. Bring sketch pad and pencil(s), I would recommend (but not required) a tablet or laptop with a word processing software / app.

About the instructor:

Joe “the Wigit” Wilson is a published fantasy author and professional game designer. Since 1998 he has worked on many titles such as: Quake 3 Arena, Jurassic Park Warpath, Knockout Kings 2000, Tomorrow Never Dies, Killzone, God of War, ATV Offroad Fury 3, and currently Utherous (sandbox mmorpg), among others. He has been everything from a QA (tester), QA Lead, Level Designer, Track Designer, Character Designer, Design Lead, video game journalist and even competitive pro gamer. As an author, he published his first book titled Continia, which is available on barnsandnoble.com and amazon.com.