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*** Design For Games: Managing Scope ***

Everyone can be a game designer, that is, if you manage to keep track of scope, direction and production limits. Oh and create compelling gameplay that the entire team understands immediately while you're at it.

In this exclusive two day 'Design For Games' workshop with Josh Sawyer, Day 1 will be focused on management and organisation, while Day 2 will focus on the nitty gritty of design, in a team.

Overall, Josh will be talking on 

  • Managing your project 
  • Dealing with limitations of the budget and technical sort
  • Defining scope and meeting player expectations
  • From dialogue to RPG gameplay systems to UI challenges.


About Josh Sawyer

Josh Sawyer is the design director at Obsidian Entertainment in Irvine, California. He began his career in games in the late 1990s at Black Isle Studios, where he worked on the Icewind Dale series. Since then, he has helped create many of the role-playing games developed by Obsidian Entertainment, including directing Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. He focuses on world building, RPG system design, and narrative design.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age requirement is 17. On top of an ID, 17 year olds need a written consent form by their legal guardians.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is right next to the U2 Volkstheater subway station, but there is also a 24h parking space attached to the Museumsquartier. Parking for a day costs 14,- € (and parking in Vienna is free on weekends.)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with us at


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If there are any difficulties, feel free to get in touch with us at or with Eventbrite support staff if the problem is due to eventbrite ticket sales.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. If you need a valid austrian invoice, you can request one at


Do I need to be an experienced designer in order to benefit from this workshop?

You don't need to be an experienced designer, however, this workshop does not cover the basics of design or creating game concepts, and assumes that you have some (selftaught or otherwise) experience in the independant design creation process.