Jeff Watson

Games Atelier: Tangent

Games Atelier: Tangent is a game design program at OCAD University. Students develop critical game design skills through weekly game jams structured around a card-based creative prompting system.

Games Atelier: Tangent is a semester-long game design course for second year students in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University. The course develops rapid ideation and prototyping skills through a playful “Game Jam a Week” structure guided by a brainstorming card deck adapted from the system developed for Reality.

Project Website

The full Tangent ruleset is viewable at Atelier Unicorn.

The class Twitter feed, which includes links to student work, announcements, and relevant ephemera, is at @atelierunicorn.


Program design: Simone Jones, Adam Tindale, Jeff Watson
Card system design: adapted from Reality Ends Here by Jeff Watson, Simon Wiscombe, and Tracy Fullerton.

Tangent/Games Atelier is a project of the OCAD University Digital Futures program.

Gamercamp 2013 Presentation