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LESSON 1

BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN ABOUT THE

GAME OBJECTIVE


Make sure to tie down to a singular objective;

One that is achievablegiven the game mechanics


Eliminate game mechanics that do not explicitly tie to the outcome


LESSON 2

THE GAME ENVIRONMENT NEEDS TO BE DYNAMIC


Even in non-play condition,

the game environment

must still change


There must be some penalization of the player for not making moves


LESSON 3

BE SURE OF HOW YOU SCORE PLAYERS


Decide on what variables

the score will depend


Decide what clearly defines a winning score


Decide how the system

will compute it


Work out the formulae to calculate the score right at the beginning


Ensure that the player understands how actions in the game relate to an increase/decrease

in score


LESSON 4

INCLUDE A

HOW-TO-PLAY


Do not take the game play experience of other stakeholders for granted


Right from prototyping stage include instructions on how to play the game


LESSON 5

DESIGN IS ONE THING; DEVELOPMENT IS ANOTHER


Know the budget and timelines

and tailor your game design

around it


Be practical during development. Do not get carried away by the vision of

the game designer


LESSON 6

PLAY TEST EARLY, PLAY TEST OFTEN


To avoid incurring huge costs on play testing, use paper prototypes that model game-play


Play-test all through

design and

development

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