One woman's hacky approach to making beautiful, 3D, animated handwriting in augmented reality.
This week's highlights include musings on guns in games, a postmortem of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, & a profile of a top retro YouTuber, among others.
This week's longform article & video highlights include plenty of GDC standouts, as well as a fascinating profile of Stardew Valley's creator.
This week's longform writing/video highlights include helping gamers find undiscovered exoplanets, research about 'the trust spectrum' from Raph Koster, and lots more.
Cooperative gameplay is growing in popularity. Based on extensive research, prototypes, and metrics, here is a design lens and framework for designing prosocial games that build trust between players.
IGDA Game Design SIG presents its first Play Harder Challenge, meant to expand your game playing horizons, introduce you to new genres and designers, and make you think more about the art of game design.
How Golfclash leverages "Learning from your opponents" as an effective on-boarding tool, how "Psychology of Wager Systems, impacts casual gameplay and why "Timed Chest" in Golfclash and Clash Royale might be catching on.
This week's best longform articles & videos include devs on the effectiveness of jump scares in horror game, a unique in-game soda machine documenting project, and lots more.
Originally posted 80lvl: https://80.lv/articles/game-design-introducing-mechanics/
I break down how devs introduce mechanics, looking into some of the common mistakes made and how to improve upon them.
This week's article & video highlights include Bennett Foddy on the pitfalls of perfectionism, a piquant analysis of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and lots more besides.