Game Design

Game design: The five stages of choice made by every player

If you have played a game before, you’d be familiar with the situation of “choice making” and the five stages of choice. The process of deciding on a certain choice instead of another can depend on a specific series of factors but, it can be summed up into five stages. Those…

Game ideas: how to create your game ideas in 5 steps

So you want to come up with new game ideas for your next game, but you don’t know exactly where to start? There is a simple and efficient technique that will help you to create your next amazing game ideas. This technique can be used in every situation from a…

Mechanics Dynamics Aesthetics (MDA): The game design theory behind games

Mechanics Dynamics Aesthetics (MDA): The MDA is a formal approach to better understand games. It is considered to be the bridge between the game development and the game design. Why the Mechanics Dynamics Aesthetics ? It is helpful to study the Mechanics Dynamics Aesthetics because we can break up our…

Design games around your audience: The four types of player

Design games around your audience: We are used to thinking that all the players will play our game in the same way, or at least that most of the players will have the same reactions when playing our game. To predict the behavior that our player will have in our…

Flow channel in games: Make the player Feeling awesome

The Flow channel in games: Most of the work of a game designer is to be creative and come up with great game ideas. But sometimes, knowing about some interest studies can be very helpful in designing your games. One of the concepts that you should know for sure is…

Paper prototyping in game development

What is a paper prototyping? A paper prototype is a game concept (both mechanics and aesthetics) explained using paper. So basically, you will create a game concept with pencils and paper .   Why paper prototyping it important? A paper prototype have a lot of advantages: Quick to make. No…

What is a game made of: Definition of a game

We all play games and we all enjoy the time spent doing so. But as a game designer you must deeply understand what a game is made of. Before doing so, let’z ask ourselves one of the most discussed questions in the game design world: what is a game? What…