“As you rush to board the train another passenger trips, their suitcases’ contents spill across the platform. Do you help them or jump on the train?”
Race to Vienna is an analogue game designed to be played by a large crowd at a party. It was commissioned by Playful Solutions and Open Austria, to be played at the event Spiel Schön at GDC 2018.
Guests at the event were assigned to one of three teams, representing the main characters of games on show across the room. As they played games, talked to developers and bought drinks they earned coins which they spent to race their competitor across the map. They chose which routes to follow and the decisions that their team made when they reached a checkpoint.
The game format is commissionable at similar events.