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A forum for discussion of the principles of good game design. We'll explore the elements that are common to good (and bad!) games. Discussions will typically try to synthesize commonalities between several games, but "case studies" may o...
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Making Games that tell stories
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2242 by larienna
05/23/2014 - 10:58
by lewpuls
05/30/2014 - 10:52
Approachability - Reducing Barriers to Entry for New Players
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1930 by GamesPrecipice
04/03/2014 - 11:02
by devaloki
05/27/2014 - 16:04
Name for your collection of game designs?
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1702 by baberahamlincoln
04/25/2014 - 13:14
by Godzirra
04/26/2014 - 09:58
How to design a worker placement game: Part 1
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1888 by LukeLaurie
04/18/2014 - 21:12
by LukeLaurie
04/20/2014 - 16:24
Several questions on opinions, knowledge and other
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1537 by Mansemat
04/01/2014 - 15:57
by McTeddy
04/02/2014 - 21:44
Teachability and how to assist players through game design and development
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1082 by GamesPrecipice
03/25/2014 - 11:42
by GamesPrecipice
03/27/2014 - 09:44
The best form of competitive game is 1 v 1
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1636 by CCGer
03/21/2014 - 05:46
by X3M
03/23/2014 - 09:50
Blog Post: How often can your game design be played? Maximizing utility via game design
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930 by GamesPrecipice
03/02/2014 - 14:10
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Game Length & Maximizing Player Time
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965 by GamesPrecipice
02/26/2014 - 12:15
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Accessible Gaming
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973 by let-off studios
02/25/2014 - 12:33
by ruy343
02/25/2014 - 15:31
Evaluating the number of players and how scalability can improve functionality
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850 by GamesPrecipice
02/11/2014 - 19:40
by rene.shible
02/12/2014 - 01:39
Complexity in game design, strategic depth and the value of emergent gameplay
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1832 by GamesPrecipice
02/04/2014 - 16:38
by GamesPrecipice
02/05/2014 - 17:19
Blog Post: The runaway leader problem, catch-up mechanics & player engagement
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1462 by GamesPrecipice
01/29/2014 - 13:12
by devaloki
01/29/2014 - 22:48
Interview to Games Designers: Jeffrey D. allers
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1003 by ludologo
01/29/2014 - 04:07
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External Balance in Game Design
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1247 by GamesPrecipice
01/22/2014 - 17:24
by GamesPrecipice
01/23/2014 - 16:41
Internal Balance in Game Design
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1345 by GamesPrecipice
01/16/2014 - 20:40
by X3M
01/18/2014 - 06:26
Types of Balance in Game Design
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1691 by GamesPrecipice
01/08/2014 - 20:21
by X3M
01/11/2014 - 09:25
Pet Peeves
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1737 by Kroz1776
11/13/2013 - 11:00
by Kroz1776
12/09/2013 - 10:26
Is '2 to 3 players only' for a game acceptable?
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1106 by senorbaub
09/19/2012 - 15:36
by senorbaub
11/15/2013 - 13:02
Searching for openSource implementation of strategic game
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1954 by oconer
10/13/2013 - 09:54
by pelle
10/19/2013 - 06:33
Educational Games' How To
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1714 by MarkKreitler
04/17/2012 - 07:04
by Kroz1776
10/14/2013 - 11:06
Looking for examples of Iconography for complex ideas
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1752 by Jacksmack
10/07/2013 - 10:43
by Jacksmack
10/08/2013 - 15:46
Online courses in game design?
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933 by Soliloquy
04/03/2013 - 11:56
by radioactivemouse
08/28/2013 - 01:46
Movie on Game Design or Board Gaming in general
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745 by Aerjen
05/21/2013 - 19:34
by RGaffney
05/21/2013 - 22:34
New blog post from A Game of Marketing about Differentiation
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761 by Benjow
04/06/2013 - 23:11
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