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).
How Gameplay Setbacks can be used to create meaningful and memorable moments of growth for players.
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
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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]
Hi Yes, we will be ...
Hi Yes, we will be supporting same-sex couples, and the orphanage/adoption system will play into that :