Peer review: Comedy Pitches

Give feedback on classmates' / teams' Comedy game pitches. Start with introductions - go around and say your names and, if you're comfortable, pronouns. Then, have someone brave give the first pitch.

Giving feedback: If you're not sure who to start with, go in a circle. If you're not sure what to say, consider the rubric below. If someone hasn't given feedback on a project yet, consider asking if they have anything to add.

Ask someone to keep time. When it hits ten minutes of discussion about a single game, signal the current speaker to wrap up. This is to make sure everyone gets a chance to receive feedback.

When your game is being discussed, take notes. Ask follow-up and clarifying questions, like "What if I tried it this way instead? Would that be better?" Clarify your ideas, but resist the urge to defend them. This is a vulnerable process and your first draft of anything won't be perfect.

Feedback rubric

When someone's presenting, think about...When you're giving feedback, suggest...
What parts do you like?What parts are working for you?
Is this a Comedy game, or does it belong to another genre?How could you change it to make humor the focus?
Does the concept sound funny? Can you tell where the humor is?What changes could make it funnier?
Is the humor too niche? Will only a few people get it?Are there ways to broaden the game's appeal?
Is this project in scope (finishable in 5 weeks)?What could be cut to bring it into scope?
Is this the best tool for this idea?Which tool might be a better match?
For a team game: Does every member have a clear role on the team?Are there other ways to divide up responsibilities?