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Game Design

My Visual Communications class is doing a board game design project. I am struggling to come up with worthy concepts. A classmate found this great this great review of a book on the topic, and I was impressed enough to buy the book in PDF form.

The first bit of advice you get in the book is to maintain a childlike mind during the conceptualizing stage. I don't know if I have a childlike mode that I can shift into. Being a child was pretty awful for me, so I don't normally revisit that part of my life. But I am trying to keep a sense of fun. If I don't find my game concept fun, then nobody else will either.

Any advice from those of you who have designed games? (chadu, I am looking at you.)

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serendipity9000
Oct. 12th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Fluxx - here is info from Andy Looney about a lecture he gave on game design, including a neat flowchart:
http://looneylabs.ning.com/profiles/blogs/game-design-lecture-at-scad

Good luck! I am sure you will come up with something great!
serendipity9000
Oct. 12th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
PS - one of my favorite steps on his chart:'GET DEFENSIVE AND BROOD'!
fenriss
Oct. 13th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
This is a great resource! Thanks so much, hon.
serendipity9000
Oct. 15th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
One more link - that chart was part of what he created for his contribution to this game design book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LDMOPA/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003T0GIDG&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=16YZKAB2VWGBBMSHVSZX

Hope your project is going/has gone well!
fenriss
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
That's funny... a classmate discovered this in PDF form a few days ago, so I have downloaded and am reading it! Thanks for pointing it out. IT is in fact going well. Mercifully I have until mid-November to finish it.

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