Christopher Gile's Member Blogs
Who has to make the plays in a game, the one in the lead or the person who is behind? Why?
Dragon Age removed infinite sustain in favor of temporary shields, lets talk about how that changes the game's combat.
When do you restore a player's mana and how does that effect how a player plays the game?
The Silent Protagonist is a very weird convention in video games, lets talk about it.
With the graphical arms race in games it is worth asking why you might not want more detail and higher res graphics.
Games are about reaction as much as action, but for guns in games reaction is much more difficult to enable because you can't react to the instantaneous speeds with which bullets fly. How do we deal with that?
A game's characters may love peace but what does the game they inhabit value? Let's look at Ogre Battle 64 and try to understand what it values and how those values contrast with the values of the game's characters and narrative.
How button space impacts level design and how we can mitigate that problem.
When players do well, do we reward them by making the game harder or easier?
The most common purpose for difficulty in games is to keep the game engaging, so why is it so often used to constrain and punish players?
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