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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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I'm The Boss Retheme
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723 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
I'd like your input...
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1293 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
How to stay on course
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1101 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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1984 by Gabe
02/10/2015 - 18:11
by Gabe
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1300 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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1044 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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620 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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1100 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Help naming game for Kids
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861 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Help me theme my game
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1010 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Help changing a theme?
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1202 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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1340 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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777 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1131 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
Game Theme
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1233 by danieledeming
03/14/2014 - 12:47
by hotsoup
03/15/2014 - 19:56
Game Designer Job offer
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913 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
From Theme to Name
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908 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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2229 by WhtANightmare
10/08/2015 - 10:30
by Masacroso
02/15/2016 - 01:29
Finding artists and cost?
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1177 by smeagolthevile
02/08/2014 - 12:41
by Guido
02/09/2014 - 10:05
Feedback on guild names
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816 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1091 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
Explanation pages
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1185 by X3M
02/13/2016 - 12:00
by X3M
02/17/2016 - 12:08
Evil Spares None - Theme Design
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1051 by ProjectPlunk
07/26/2012 - 15:57
by ProjectPlunk
08/20/2012 - 00:53
Dream Terminology
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929 by Aerjen
12/23/2013 - 14:15
by Aerjen
12/31/2013 - 16:22
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1525 by questccg
04/17/2014 - 00:14
by larienna
04/20/2014 - 11:56
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