Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Nov22Notes


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11/22/2011 10:15:54 AM (4 years ago)
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    6161''' The Lens of Problem Solving'''
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     63What problems does my game ask the player to solve?
     64 * What level of taxes should I set?
     65 * What tariffs should I make to protect my industries from foreign imports?
     66 * What subsidies should I make to make my consumers happier?
     67 * Should I make embargoes?
     68 * How can I avoid getting kicked out of office?
     69 * How do I make the four meters be in the levels in order to accomplish my objective?
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     71Are there hidden problems to solve that arise as part of gameplay?
     72 * Yes, event popups that appear by chance
     73 * Objectives appearing with no warning
     74
     75How can my game generate new problems so that players keep coming back?
     76 * Random setup, so that the game is different every time
     77
     78'''The Lens of the Elemental Tetrad'''
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     80Is my game design using elements of all four types (Aesthetics, technology, mechanics, and story)?
     81 * Yes.
     82Could my design be improved by enhancing elements in the one or more of the categories
     83 * Yes, it could be improved in aesthetics and graphics
     84 * Story could have a more meaningful story line
     85 * Game mechanics could be more efficient
     86Are the four elements in harmony, reinforcing each others, and working together toward a common theme?
     87 * Yes.
     88
     89'''The Lens of Surprise'''
     90
     91What will surprise players when they play my game?
     92 * Event popups
     93Does the story in my game have surprises? Do the game rules? Does the artwork? The technology?
     94 * Yes new missions occur
     95Do your rules give players ways to surprise each other?
     96 * Yes, if multiplayer is implemented
     97Do your rules give players ways to surprise themselves?
     98 * Not really.
     99
     100'''The Lens of Endogenous Value'''
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     102What is valuable to the players in my game?
     103 * High meter scores, money
     104 * Winning
     105How can I make it more valuable to them?
     106 * Higher rewards
     107What is the relationship between value in the game and the player's motivations?
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