Today I passed on a query from @fayenicole: '…know anybody who could run a retro-style game design workshop for teenagers at the British Museum?' on twitter and got a bunch of responses. Since people were so generous with their time, I thought I'd take a few minutes to collate them so they're available the next time someone has a similar query. Feel free to add further suggestions in the comments, particularly for people or agencies who are keen to work with museums and cultural heritage organisations.
- @guylevans: 'Gameduino' looks interesting, its an Arduino shield which allows for 8 bit gaming experiments http://gameduino.com
- Billy Abbott @cowfish: Not sure on the general design but @Pixelh8 is king of beepy tunes and also might know some people.
- Nicholas Butler @loudmouthman: I might point you to @MrPointyHead, @Cowfish and possibly @DigitalMaverick for additional thoughts .
- Ben Vost BeeVee23: I do, but he's not on Twitter. Simon Goodwin has worked on games since the Spectrum days and currently works for CodeMasters
- Simon Bennett PsiBennett: Possibly www.gamerzevents.com
- Sebastian Deterding @dingstweets suggested @hidingseeking.
- Thanks also to @philmarston for suggestions.
- @re6smith: ask @AndrewRilstone a game designer friend of mine
- James Kemp @greencoatboy: I know a whole load of game designers http://www.clwg.org/
- Carl Huber wetwebwork: @PlayerthreeUK , maybe? http://bit.ly/eSI1oT
- Nate Cochrane @natecochrane: Is Braybrook available or the Yak?
- And of course thanks to @doctorow for retweeting my message so that other people saw it.
In other news, I learned this week that 'MT' means 'modified tweet' and signifies when someone's shortened or otherwise changed something they're retweeting. Mmm, learning.