Monthly Archives: May 2014

Adventure Design Group

Presentation and conversation with JP LeBreton and Brandon Dillon (Double Fine)

Thursday May 22nd

Location – revealed to attendees (RSVP HERE)

In May we’ll enjoy a presentation by JP LeBreton and Brandon Dillon from Double Fine Productions, the famous video game company whose adventure game Broken Age ushered in the age of breakout-successful Kickstarter game projects.

JP LeBreton is an experienced game designer and the Project Lead of Spacebase DF-9, a base-building game…in SPACE!…currently on Steam Early Access. He was the Lead Designer of The Cave, a Double Fine adventure game in partnership with Ron Gilbert, creator of the classic adventure game series Monkey Island.

Brandon Dillon is the Project Lead of Hack n’ Slash, a puzzle action game about cheating, hacking, and reverse engineering your way to victory. Hack ‘n’ Slash allows non-programmer players to experience the same sense of mystery and discovery that Brandon experienced while venturing into the digital hearts of his favorite games with hex editors and emulators.

JP and Brandon will share some of their experiences and thoughts as adventure videogame designers, and aspects relevant to real-world adventure design.

In addition, we’re having this session at an exciting venue in South Park that will be shared with RSVP’d attendees a few days before the event.

Location: South Park (TBA)

– 6:30-7:15pm: Doors open. Socialize! Drinks and possibly food. 
– 7:15-8pm: Presentation by JP & Brandon  
– 8-8:30pm: Q&A  
– 8:30-9:30pm: Mingle & discuss! 
– 9:30pm….: Hangin’ out to follow at a nearby bar.

Wildfire Preparedness Game

On May 13th, we will be organizing a Wildfire Preparedness Game in Volcano, CA. The goal of the event is to share preparedness resources and build community resilience in a way that is engaging and fun for all ages. In 2010, we organized an Earthquake Preparedness Game in San Francisco, and have since developed the concept of Disaster Preparedness Gaming. With the unprecedented drought conditions and alarming wildfires last summer, we are determined to apply our play tools towards resilience and preparedness.

The game will take place in Volcano on Saturday May 13th from 1pm – 36pm, and it is free / open to the public. But if you plan to attend, please RSVP to so she can plan to bring enough materials!

Activities will include:

  1. Evacuation route map-making
  2. Go Bag assembly relays
  3. Family Feud-style fire safety quizzes
  4. Creative preparedness videos It takes a village to prepare for a fire, and I am actively looking for advice and support.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out directly with tips, resources, suggestions and questions: Also, if there are any individuals who would like to volunteer to make the event run smoothly, please be in contact! The more the merrier.




Meet: The Go Game

Exciting news! We have just unveiled our BRAND. NEW. VIDEO.

Want to learn more about The Go Game? Here is a great place to start:

Tune In!

Brittney Gallagher – the brilliant mastermind behind  the Digital Culture LA podcast – interviewed Go Game co-founder Finnegan Kelly and gamerunner Jenny Gottstein about zombies, disaster preparedness gaming, beer and the Hero’s Journey.

“If we can bring humor to the disaster preparedness process… and if we can do it using the undead… then we absolutely should”

Listen to the full interview HERE 



Airplane Adventures


We fly all around the world to run games, and as you can imagine… we’ve found ourself in many strange situations.

Inspired by these airplane confessions by travel professionals (…most pilots are asleep? crazy! …don’t drink the water because it is shared with the lavatory? EW!), we decided to share some of our travel confessions & tips.

1. Don’t put a bullhorn in your checked luggage.  When it falls to the conveyor belt, it might trigger the alarm function. One of our gamerunners was forced to fling underwear in the air while furiously unpacking in front of alarmed passangers to turn it off.

2. Do pack a pirate’s hat & parrot in your carry-on. Because it’s hilarious when you have to unpack it for security.

3. Taco costumes make great pillows. Especially when sleeping on an airport floor during blizzard cancellations.

4. If your space helmet doesn’t fit in your luggage, wear it! And only open it to eat peanuts.


The Go Game Presents: Lawn Games

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Smell that? Fresh cut grass, melted ice cream, and sunblock? Summer is coming. Which means it’s time for:


You provide the park, we’ll do the rest. It’s the most fun your team will have on a lawn this summer.

For your Lawn Games event, teams of  8-10 players each will be presented with sporty challenge stations.

We’ll provide referees to facilitate each station, armed with stopwatches and official scorecards.  Sample stations may include: tug o’ war, water balloon toss, cross country ski relay, three-legged race, and other summer camp classics. Add some original Go Game challenge stations for unique and hilarious competitions. Maybe some jousting or hula hoop tag?

Referees will tally and announce the winners at each station/sport, leading up to the declaration of the overall winning team.

We’ll shower winners with bragging rights and prizes in your very own Olympics-inspired award ceremony.

Want to energize your team with a few hours of high-stakes competitions, ridiculous relays, feats of strength, cheering, and glory?  Reserve a game before our summer calendar sells out!

info [at] the go game [dot] com