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Aaron Pierce's Blog

I am a new face to the game design community. So new, in fact, that I have absolutely no record to speak on. I'm of a new generation of basement developers, a quickly growing group of game designers. I'm striving to learn my way around the game development scene, both the art and business side. As I learn knew things or have my own little divine revelations, I'll share them in my blog. I may not be a game design master, but maybe we can help each other learn as we go, eh? -A.G. Pierce

Member Blogs

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Sat, 06 Feb 2010 10:34:00 EST in Design
Why QA is so important to the Game Design process and where it should start.

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 01:20:00 EDT in Design
Stopping the feature creep during game development isn't easy, but I've got some ideas.

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:50:00 EDT in Design
Debunking the myth of casual and hardcore games

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Thu, 09 Apr 2009 07:28:00 EDT in Design
QTEs. Don't like 'em. Here's why...

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Tue, 07 Apr 2009 07:58:00 EDT in Design
My ponderings on immersive gameplay and a few suggestions on how to achieve it.

Posted by Aaron Pierce on Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:44:00 EDT in Design
My thoughts on creating a challenging and entertaining difficulty curve in a game.

Aaron Pierce's Comments

Comment In: [Feature - 10/19/1999 - 12:00]

Why wouldn't they be The ...

Why wouldn't they be The proposal especially. It's the basis of the game, the this is what we're going for document. It's the backbone that says Hey, we're off target on this feature or that feature is spot on during the development process. And the concept design art is such ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/11/2009 - 01:20]

@ Mark: I've actually always ...

@ Mark: I've actually always been a huge fan of Blizzard's It's done when it's done attitude. I wish more major studies would/could work like that. I think we'd see a lot more polished, excellent games and a lot less of the rushed, generic stuff that fills most of the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/15/2009 - 09:50]

@ All: I'm definitely glad ...

@ All: I'm definitely glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking this way @ eyal: Really Aiming is different from pointing and clicking I think you'd be surprised at how well casual game players would do at something like Portal if they've gotten good at the point-and-click ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/04/2009 - 11:29]

Hi Ron Thanks for pointing ...

Hi Ron Thanks for pointing me to this blog entry. I must say, you bring up some really fascinating points here. I see what Jeff is saying about them being suited for a purely open world game and I must admit, I was even thinking that myself. However, I think ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/08/2009 - 02:59]

Why would you want a ...

Why would you want a push button controller when you've got a 100 customizable touch screen with infinite possibilities I gotta say that that sounds like more like a waste of funds to me. A lot of R D for something that I'd wager most developers wouldn't bother supporting. I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/09/2009 - 07:28]

Actually, Jeff, I agree 100 ...

Actually, Jeff, I agree 100 . And like I said before, they can be used well, I just don't like them personally. And you're dead on with GoW, it used them perfectly. But they still feel lazy to me. Maybe that's because I'm not a casual gamer, I like to ...