Scott Brodie's Blog
Founder, Game Designer at Heart Shaped Games. Creator of Highgrounds (http://www.highgroundsgame.com) and Hero Generations. Previously with Microsoft Game Studios (Xbox LIVE Arcade Producer).
Ever wish you could use McDonald's as a workplace? Hero Generations designer Scott Brodie shares his top 10 tips for making your McDream a reality.
The most unique aspect of Hero Generations is the concept of finding a mate, settling down, and having a child. This article details how the system works, some of the design challenges I ran into, and how I expect the system to change over development.
A common concern about the Hero Generations concept is that the "1 Turn = 1 Year of Life" rule in Hero Generations feels limiting. This article explains how the rule came about and why it leads to long term fun, thoughtful, and strategic gameplay.
When I started designing Hero Generations, my goal was to build a game that would allow players to feel a complex set of emotions I had experienced. Early on, I wrote this summary of how I planned to achieve this aesthetic experience in the game.
A short but important list of things that help me with the day-to-day design work of accepting feedback and using it to solve problems in my game designs.
Scott Brodie's Comments
[News - 01/10/2017 - 04:01]
A great list and article ...
A great list and article on the topic. Another example I often reference is the opening sequence of the first God of War Hydra Battles , for all of the reasons you describe in your conclusion.
[Blog - 08/14/2015 - 01:58]
You could force the game ...
You could force the game to play in a window. r n r nI just want to call out that my game originally released as window-only on Steam and this significantly affected our user reviews until we added full-screen mode. I would not recommend this approach if you can help ...
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[Blog - 04/22/2014 - 09:24]
Thank you for the kind ...
Thank you for the kind words on the game we are very happy with the outcome of the Kickstarter Yes, there will be same-sex couples, and the orphanage/adoption system will facilitate that. You will also be able to adopt for hetero relationships. r n r nWe still need to work ...
[Blog - 04/10/2014 - 01:39]