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From blank page to game design in 7 steps

Here’s how to go from a blank page to a game design in 7 steps. They might seem simple, but they are effective. Pick your theme and genre. Know your “Audience”: Who are you making your game for? Define the fun: What fantasy are you delivering? What are the fun experiences a player wants to […]

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Make a game players already want to play

When you set out to make a game, you only have two choices. Make a game that you want to make. Or Make a game players already want to play. I’ve done both. “NanoTek Warrior” for the Playstation 1 was the game I wanted to make. I know players didn’t already want to play it […]

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Game Review Meetings: Don’t Push the Big Red Button!

Every game maker will eventually find themselves in a game review meeting or a game design review meeting. If you’re fortunate, the people doing the reviewing have enough experience to actually help you improve your game. Often though, you’ll likely be presenting to people without game making experience, who for various reasons, are in charge […]

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