BGS Workshop: Intro To Level Design
Instructor: Joe "the Wigit" Wilson
**[RSVP on Meetup](http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Game-Space/events/223474751/)**
When: Tuesdays, June 30 and July 7 at 7 PM (2 sessions - 2 hours each)
- $80 for non-members
- $48 for "Basic" members
- $40 for "Coworking" members
- $20 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
Intro To Level Design is a beginner’s look at the process of level design. Participants of this workshop will be split into teams and design a level from blank paper all the way to concept sketches, mock-ups and a completed LDD (level design dock) in a two session workshop. This workshop series will go through how to design a level and make it fit the theme and rules of the game, how to troubleshoot the level before it is even built, and how to think strategically on placement of game objects and design.
Please bring drawing paper, 2b pencil (3b-6b would be a good idea), laptop / tablet with word processor and Illustrator/Photoshop preferred but not required.
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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_III_Arena), [Jurassic Park Warpath](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warpath:_Jurassic_Park), [Knockout Kings 2000](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockout_Kings), [Tomorrow Never Dies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrow_Never_Dies_%28video_game%29), [Killzone](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killzone_%28video_game%29), [God of War](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_%28video_game%29), [ATV Offroad Fury 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATV_Offroad_Fury_3), and currently [Utherous (sandbox mmorpg)](http://utherous.com/), 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 [barnesandnoble.com](http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/continia-junior-wilson/1029774293) and [amazon.com](http://www.amazon.com/Continia-Joe-Wilson/dp/1940992001/).