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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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Steampunk exploration adventure game theme
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1161 by mithrilwisdom
03/26/2014 - 17:51
by baberahamlincoln
03/26/2014 - 18:08
Game Theme
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1320 by danieledeming
03/14/2014 - 12:47
by hotsoup
03/15/2014 - 19:56
Name ideas for a game of conspiracies.
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1404 by Zorblag
03/10/2014 - 23:42
by Zorblag
03/12/2014 - 23:28
Legendary Souls: Legendary Beasts
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979 by questccg
03/09/2014 - 00:28
by questccg
03/09/2014 - 01:49
Name this game!
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1585 by questccg
03/05/2014 - 00:14
by Shoe
03/07/2014 - 10:56
Looking for semi-humorous ship names
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1427 by EdWedig
02/20/2014 - 22:57
by X3M
02/22/2014 - 18:57
Card Design input for Math Numbers?
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1344 by EduGame
02/14/2014 - 00:47
by EduGame
02/16/2014 - 14:08
Assistance Needed
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1734 by Kamon
02/05/2014 - 23:37
by Kamon
02/12/2014 - 10:44
Latin speakers?? (WIP The Conclave)
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1196 by Mansemat
02/08/2014 - 17:15
by Mansemat
02/11/2014 - 17:28
Finding artists and cost?
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1279 by smeagolthevile
02/08/2014 - 12:41
by Guido
02/09/2014 - 10:05
Need some help with piece and theme
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885 by Honestman
01/29/2014 - 14:39
by Evil ColSanders
01/29/2014 - 21:10
Use of Photography
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1412 by questccg
10/22/2013 - 19:51
by questccg
01/28/2014 - 22:01
CCG Races - help defining
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1914 by questccg
01/25/2014 - 19:24
by questccg
01/27/2014 - 16:26
Using well known game titles or not
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1085 by svenne
01/27/2014 - 04:51
by larienna
01/27/2014 - 12:39
How important is world building to you?
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1420 by TidalGames
01/12/2014 - 00:55
by larienna
01/15/2014 - 10:38
What makes the concept of 'transforming' special?
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1144 by Squinshee
01/13/2014 - 12:54
by ruy343
01/14/2014 - 20:08
Dream Terminology
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1044 by Aerjen
12/23/2013 - 14:15
by Aerjen
12/31/2013 - 16:22
Aalsmeer - Objective Cards
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915 by Kroz1776
12/19/2013 - 11:38
by Kroz1776
12/20/2013 - 10:40
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1150 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
Help me theme my game
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1110 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Question about licensing content
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1090 by Radium84
12/10/2013 - 22:56
by KrisW
12/11/2013 - 05:04
Can't think of a good name for my game.
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1614 by Shoe
11/27/2013 - 09:55
by Word Nerd
11/28/2013 - 22:08
Name Suggestions for Fantasy Maze Game
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6542 by Toa Lewa
11/20/2013 - 23:58
by Toa Lewa
11/24/2013 - 13:43
Should I shut down an idea based on theme alone?
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1150 by UncleDragon
08/21/2012 - 12:16
by Kroz1776
11/15/2013 - 17:40
Need a name
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827 by Dralius
10/28/2013 - 12:44
by Kroz1776
10/29/2013 - 09:53
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