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Comment In: [Blog - 04/24/2017 - 09:21]

I think kludges are much ...

I think kludges are much less visible in puzzles, and most single-player games are far more puzzle than game. Also, those video-game conventions that amount to huge kludges from a modeling point of view are so visible that other kludges can pale in comparison.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/14/2017 - 11:09]

Hidden assumptions that I believe ...

Hidden assumptions that I believe are wrong shape this post. One is that a game will be played once, or at most a few times. In that case, RNG can be quite annoying when used in certain ways. When a game is played many times, RNG becomes less annoying and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/07/2017 - 07:49]

An excellent description of the ...

An excellent description of the state of affairs, thanks. r n r nThe trend in video games generally is away from consequence-based play you have to earn what you get to reward-based play you 're given things, rewarded for participation . CRPGs are part of the trend. F2P and now ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/14/2016 - 09:22]

Thank you for the impressive ...

Thank you for the impressive research and thinking that went into this article. I try to teach game design as a practical skill based on understanding why you do what you do education, not training , and rarely have the occasion to think purely in terms of theory. r n ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2016 - 01:45]

Every battle should feel like ...

Every battle should feel like a boss fight. But then every boss fight feels just like fighting any other monster. r n r nGood pacing requires highs and lows, or the highs lose much of their feeling. r n r nNow if you mean something like, a battle should feel ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/29/2016 - 03:16]

Bart, your comments are as ...

Bart, your comments are as succinct and illuminating as ever. r n r nWhat we call games is a vastly greater spectrum than in the distant past, when board games such as chess, go, nine-men 's morris, checkers, were very much consequence-based, where your every move had to be predicated ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2016 - 02:02]

If you 're looking for ...

If you 're looking for realistic-looking terrain maps, there 's an infinite startup supply in existing maps of the earth. Scale something up or down . For example, if you take a bit out of the Falkland Islands, or Tierra del Fuego, who 's going to know where it came ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/22/2016 - 06:36]

I must agree, given the ...

I must agree, given the large number of creative people who don 't make a living at their creation - and often don 't even try to - work might belong on the top of this pyramid.

Comment In: [News - 02/18/2016 - 08:10]

Not surprising that game writers ...

Not surprising that game writers have had an uphill battle. Considering that the programming teams often disrespect the role of game designers , you 'd expect game writers to come off even worse. And then some of the writers start to think of themselves as game designers, which is a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/19/2014 - 04:50]

Betting does not equal gambling. ...

Betting does not equal gambling. Gambling in this context seems to be entirely chance-based, hence the distinction the author makes when some kind of skill is involved.

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