Game Seeds is a card game designed to spice up your brainstorm sessions on character and game design.

The game was made as a Research & Development project for the Design for Playful Impact research program at the Utrecht School of the Arts.

Game Seeds are wild free-spirited tiny creatures that you can play with, combine, hack and get inspired by to bring new characters and game ideas to life. The goal of the game is to embed the gameplay and the future players actions in the behaviour of the designed characters. Throughout the phases of the game you design a hero, a sidekick and finally… a game!

Improving your skills on character design is all about practicing. The more you play, the better you will eventually become. Using improvisation to foster your creativity.

Game Seeds has been designed for designers, students and creative professionals by the Utrecht School of the Arts, Monobanda and Metagama.The game offers a playful experience and a real playcentric approach to character design and creating innovative games, it can also be used as a workshop-tool.