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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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Looking for semi-humorous ship names
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1440 by EdWedig
02/20/2014 - 22:57
by X3M
02/22/2014 - 18:57
Looking for flag game pieces
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1437 by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 08:53
by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 10:43
Legendary Souls: Legendary Beasts
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994 by questccg
03/09/2014 - 00:28
by questccg
03/09/2014 - 01:49
Latin speakers?? (WIP The Conclave)
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1223 by Mansemat
02/08/2014 - 17:15
by Mansemat
02/11/2014 - 17:28
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1749 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
I'm The Boss Retheme
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790 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
I'd like your input...
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1419 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
How to stay on course
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1244 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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2396 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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1438 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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1309 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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1183 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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1453 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Help naming game for Kids
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983 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Help me theme my game
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1131 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Help changing a theme?
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1295 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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1514 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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928 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1375 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
Game Theme
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1332 by danieledeming
03/14/2014 - 12:47
by hotsoup
03/15/2014 - 19:56
Game Designer Job offer
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1004 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
From Theme to Name
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1024 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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2401 by WhtANightmare
10/08/2015 - 10:30
by Masacroso
02/15/2016 - 01:29
Finding artists and cost?
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1292 by smeagolthevile
02/08/2014 - 12:41
by Guido
02/09/2014 - 10:05
Feedback on guild names
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1009 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
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