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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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1444 by EdWedig
02/20/2014 - 22:57
by X3M
02/22/2014 - 18:57
Looking for flag game pieces
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1524 by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 08:53
by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 10:43
Legendary Souls: Legendary Beasts
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997 by questccg
03/09/2014 - 00:28
by questccg
03/09/2014 - 01:49
Latin speakers?? (WIP The Conclave)
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1229 by Mansemat
02/08/2014 - 17:15
by Mansemat
02/11/2014 - 17:28
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1753 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
I'm The Boss Retheme
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793 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
I'd like your input...
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1427 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
How to stay on course
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1258 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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2462 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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1444 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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1321 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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1204 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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1475 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Help naming game for Kids
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988 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Help me theme my game
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1139 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Help changing a theme?
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1314 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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1527 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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935 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1387 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
Game Theme
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1335 by danieledeming
03/14/2014 - 12:47
by hotsoup
03/15/2014 - 19:56
Game Designer Job offer
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1011 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
From Theme to Name
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1042 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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2416 by WhtANightmare
10/08/2015 - 10:30
by Masacroso
02/15/2016 - 01:29
Finding artists and cost?
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1295 by smeagolthevile
02/08/2014 - 12:41
by Guido
02/09/2014 - 10:05
Feedback on guild names
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1020 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
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