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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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Designer Notes for upcoming Essen Release Zack und Pack
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661 by jeffinberlin
09/14/2008 - 00:01
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Designer Ego and the Limitations it will cause
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1694 by GamesPrecipice
06/23/2014 - 09:54
by GamesPrecipice
06/27/2014 - 17:03
Design notes on my game for Pegasus
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622 by jeffinberlin
09/11/2008 - 11:07
by SiddGames
09/12/2008 - 17:32
Design by asking and answering questions
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1685 by Mrtwills
09/07/2015 - 10:00
by Mrtwills
10/05/2015 - 17:58
Delicious Bookmarks (not spam :)
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830 by SiddGames
05/05/2009 - 22:00
by RTaylor
05/06/2009 - 01:02
Complexity in game design, strategic depth and the value of emergent gameplay
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1864 by GamesPrecipice
02/04/2014 - 16:38
by GamesPrecipice
02/05/2014 - 17:19
colour or color?
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961 by Katherine
01/30/2009 - 19:00
by hoywolf
02/03/2009 - 13:00
Co-designer issues. Advice needed.
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1029 by Mrtwills
05/10/2016 - 13:09
by richdurham
05/10/2016 - 22:31
Classic Game favorites for gift idea?
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1178 by Shae
10/17/2009 - 22:16
by sedjtroll
01/03/2010 - 21:18
Challenges for game designer
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1374 by Mikee
01/29/2010 - 17:32
by d3nial
02/03/2010 - 19:31
Caring for your game after release
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1024 by Cogentesque
11/23/2012 - 04:47
by The Chaz
11/29/2012 - 11:41
Card Games - what are you looking for?
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1047 by Kirkatronics
09/18/2016 - 11:13
by Mr. ShinyObject
09/19/2016 - 05:09
Blog Post: The runaway leader problem, catch-up mechanics & player engagement
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1470 by GamesPrecipice
01/29/2014 - 13:12
by devaloki
01/29/2014 - 22:48
Blog Post: How often can your game design be played? Maximizing utility via game design
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945 by GamesPrecipice
03/02/2014 - 14:10
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Big Score Boards
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1197 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:09
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Audio circuit board
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1027 by duchess of nort...
01/12/2015 - 22:37
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Artwork and Artist
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1610 by northgun
03/10/2016 - 14:35
by northgun
03/14/2016 - 16:39
Artist available
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1082 by Gabe
03/11/2016 - 16:44
by Fuucha
03/12/2016 - 01:26
Are there games similar to mine?
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442 by Xuper
02/17/2018 - 13:36
by lewpuls
02/18/2018 - 08:41
Approachability - Reducing Barriers to Entry for New Players
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1942 by GamesPrecipice
04/03/2014 - 11:02
by devaloki
05/27/2014 - 16:04
Any suggestions for themes.
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672 by Katherine
10/20/2008 - 06:01
by bielie
12/10/2009 - 17:12
Any interest in video interviews with publishers and designers?
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1140 by Gabe
04/06/2016 - 21:06
by Gabe
04/07/2016 - 14:19
Any game designers from Croatia
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653 by ispajic
11/25/2012 - 16:45
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Adults in Children's Games
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729 by FrankM
04/18/2018 - 15:38
by Corsaire
04/19/2018 - 23:10
Addictive games, why (not) (!)(?)
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2045 by X3M
08/22/2016 - 18:37
by Rick L
04/13/2017 - 02:02
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