OASIS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AWARDS
TIME: 2019, 2 weeks
SCHOOL: Changemaker Educations
PROJECT BRIEF: To create a print and play board game with a randomized article from Wikipedia.
Rule sets must be learnable within 10-15 mins including setup time. Must be related to/reflect the theme assigned clearly. Playable within 15-20 mins per game, regardless of the play mode.
MY ROLE: Art Director & Visual Designer
THE TEAM: Camilla Carlsson & Nomin-Erdene Togoodulam
MY ROLE & THE TEAM
We took inspiration from the board game “Snakes and ladder” and their game mechanics.
We added a deck of card, changed the board structure slightly, added a twist to the winning and a point structure. As we are making an award board game, we are letting the players walk the golden carpet to reach for the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards. Once a player has reached the stage the game will end and nominations will be calculated, highest nominations will win. With some action cards, booster cards and different pathways on the board we believe that the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Award board game will fit a broader range of target group.
We started of the project with a workshop with ideas and research of the theme that we got. We wanted to make an easy game which brings back Jazz to the people.
We did not want to overcomplicate a subject that might not interest that many people.
As we got the subject Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards, it is a niche subject and targeting an older audience which mostly likely has an interest in Jazz.
We aimed for a fun, educational and quick game play that everyone can enjoy.
We did over thirty play tests and iterations with family and friends. We made a lot of changes during every play test to get the final concept.