GameTale (GT) is a two day game-focused event. Similar to a game jam, participants gather to develop a videogame, a board game or a card game. However, the game will be not based on a general theme. Instead, participants will develop their game around one or more objects. These objects are virtual or physical reproductions of museum artefacts, such as weapons, fossils, statues, pieces of furniture etc. During the event, we will provide 3D models as well as 3D printed copies of the objects.

In the first two editions of GT (2016 and 2017), we offered multiple artifacts and participants were required to choose one of those objects as a base for their game. GT 2018 will instead offer just one artifact, a piece from the Holburne Museum collection.

Registration is now open. The secret object is a steel Peacock from the Holburne Museum collection.

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Participants of GT, or “GameTellers“, are encouraged to experiment and be creative, using different tools and media. We welcome participants of all skills levels and from various fields: students, game developers, museum professionals, artists, designers, communication professionals, writers and so on. GameTellers will organise in teams and make game prototypes during a two days event  hosted by the University of Bath. At the end of GameTale, the demos will be published online and showcased to the public during a special event downtown Bath.