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Theme Design

While Mechanics are arguably the most important part of game design, a designer should never discount the importance of Theme - especially if that designer is trying to get published. Theme creates the atmosphere of the game, and helps players to understand and internalize rules by connecting them with recognizable ideas. Some designers like to work "theme-first," while others start with game mechanisms. But either way, before the game can be considered finished, the designer must consider the theme. Use this thread to discuss Theme design.
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Latin speakers?? (WIP The Conclave)
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1168 by Mansemat
02/08/2014 - 17:15
by Mansemat
02/11/2014 - 17:28
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1699 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
I'm The Boss Retheme
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759 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
I'd like your input...
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1333 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
How to stay on course
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1183 by ZamjoBrash
07/18/2016 - 19:56
by JohnPace
07/21/2016 - 10:09
How to legally use a celebrity likeness
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2128 by Gabe
02/10/2015 - 18:11
by Gabe
02/10/2015 - 23:46
How important is world building to you?
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1375 by TidalGames
01/12/2014 - 00:55
by larienna
01/15/2014 - 10:38
How important is historical and geographical accuracy?
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1186 by alandor
08/29/2016 - 08:04
by Soulfinger
08/31/2016 - 21:19
How do you call "spells" in sci-fi? (SOLVED)
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986 by Templar-kun
12/07/2017 - 09:34
by Templar-kun
12/08/2017 - 14:25
How a theme is used well in game
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1329 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Help naming game for Kids
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932 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Help me theme my game
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1076 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Help changing a theme?
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1231 by Robinxen
06/22/2015 - 09:44
by Soulfinger
06/23/2015 - 19:01
Give me some feedback on my art
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1412 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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839 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1262 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
Game Theme
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1285 by danieledeming
03/14/2014 - 12:47
by hotsoup
03/15/2014 - 19:56
Game Designer Job offer
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951 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
From Theme to Name
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975 by Word Nerd
01/17/2013 - 03:28
by Word Nerd
05/25/2013 - 21:23
Finding cheap-ish artists for card design?
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2321 by WhtANightmare
10/08/2015 - 10:30
by Masacroso
02/15/2016 - 01:29
Finding artists and cost?
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1242 by smeagolthevile
02/08/2014 - 12:41
by Guido
02/09/2014 - 10:05
Feedback on guild names
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912 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1117 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
Explanation pages
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1251 by X3M
02/13/2016 - 12:00
by X3M
02/17/2016 - 12:08
Evil Spares None - Theme Design
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1120 by ProjectPlunk
07/26/2012 - 15:57
by ProjectPlunk
08/20/2012 - 00:53
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