Christopher Gile's Member Blogs
Perma-Death is a fun mechanic but it can also trap the player in really bad situations. How can we encourage the player to have a large cast of characters to fall back on in order to enable Perma-Death to be used effectively and consistently?
Metagaming in story based games is usually discouraged by use of things like auto-saves and a single save file, but Life is Strange instead chooses to embrace it.
Dragon Age: Inquisition wants to be grand in scale but can its mechanics which focus on a small group support that vision?
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.
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