Ideation and Design
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    Every game begins with an idea! And this idea can come from anything. It can come from a personal experience you had and you think, “Hey! This could be a fun game to play”. It can come from an alre…
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    Before we define rules or start sketching out game art, we must first consider what type of game we are trying to make. Once we define what game type we want to make, we can start working on its ot…
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    One of the most important things to consider when it comes to game design is the experience a player will have while playing our game. Generally, we want to design a game that someone will enjoy pl…
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    Once we have decided on the game type and what experience we want, it is time to consider the objective. Every game has an end goal or something to the player needs to accomplish. Without this, the…
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    Game mechanics are how the player controls the game and consist of rules regarding the movement of player characters, environment allowances, and the general rules of a game. Game mechanics also in…
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    Depending on the type of game we are designing, we may have to create a storyline. Storylines can help with the player’s emotions by giving them something to connect to while playing the game. No…
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    In this exercise, we explore the concept of the game platform, which is the physical hardware on which our player will play the game. When designing a video game, we must decide on what platforms …
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    Once we have decided what platform we are using, we must decide how our players will interact with the game. Game controls are the input of our video game. Our job is to determine the most appropri…
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    Congratulations on finishing this lesson on game design! You are now equipped with everything you need to design an awesome game! Let’s briefly recap everything we learned. * When designing a game…

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