Project Horseshoe
games and discussion in the evening

Project Horseshoe is a think-tank style conference addressing the industry-wide challenges of modern game design.

Come be a part of an elite group of brilliant minds working to positively influence the art and science of game design. We combine intense and effective workgroup techniques with Texas-sized hospitality in an all-inclusive event that may change your life.

This is an invitation-only event. If you know someone who should be invited, please contact Teresa Avallone.

Project Horseshoe 2014, November 6-9
At the historic Meyer Bed and Breakfast on Cyprus Creek, Comfort, Texas
Registration for Horseshoe Alumni will open on March 15
Early Registration will open on May 1
We are very pleased to have had the following speakers for
Project Horseshoe 2013:

Frank Lantz, Director, NYU Game Center
"Hearts and Minds"

Stone Librande, Creative Director, EA/Maxis
"Game < Design (less game, more design)"

Katherine Isbister, Associate Professor, New York University Game Center; Research Director, NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab
"GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! - Designing Games for Everyone Around the Player(s)"

Mission Statement for Project Horseshoe:
Positively influencing the art, science, and business of game design over the next five years in ways that are unlikely to happen otherwise, by taking advantage of practice-proven brainstorming methods and our access to the brightest minds in the field.
Summary of the Method Used:
Under conditions that have proven conducive to successful and efficient team thinking:
  1. Identify the biggest issues/problems in the area of game design.
  2. Attack 3-6 of those issues/problems in facilitated workgroups.
  3. Create reports including action items.
  4. Take accountability for those action items.
  5. Follow up on action items after the conference.
Special Thanks To Our Project Horseshoe 2013 Gold Sponsor
And To Our Project Horseshoe 2013 Silver Sponsor
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games
And thanks also to the Texas Film Commission for their support of Project Horseshoe 2013