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Designing: The Game and Its Content



Part 2 of Developing a Game Idea: Fill-In-The-Blank Game Description

Posted by sunandshadow, 12 August 2013 · 161 views
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Fill-in-the-blank description of game's genre and other basic properties from my guide:

[NameOfGame] will be a [2D or 3D or ?D] [optionally name the art style, e.g. anime] [singleplayer or multiplayer] [VPS/RPG/SIM/etc.] game where the player has [a small number or a large number] of [type of pet if you know it already] which which they do [combat or ot...


Designer's Statement of Purpose for WildWright MMO Concept

Posted by sunandshadow, 07 August 2013 · 192 views
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Since yesterday I have been working on developing a new game idea. Well, a few fragments of this concept existed already, as can be seen in this thread from 2011 and another from 2012:
http://www.gamedev.net/topic/602667-story-concept-for-a-breedereatersim-game/
http://www.gamedev.net/topic/627379-so-whats-your-rpg-story/#entry4955487

I could probably...


Ranching Type Pet Breeding Games: Viva Pinata and Plant Tycoon

Posted by sunandshadow, 18 March 2013 · 593 views
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A ranching game is a pet game where the player owns property and infrastructure which are used to produce pets. It is a close relative to farming games where the player owns property and infrastructure to produce crops; the well-known game series Harvest Moon combines these two types of games.By my estimate, ranching games are the second most popular type...


Pet Game Design Related Thoughts Copied From VPL

Posted by sunandshadow, 18 March 2013 · 416 views
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These are three older entries copied (with a bit of editing) from my equivalent of this developer journal over on the Virtual Pet List forum.  I'm copying them here because I wanted to follow up with the new one I just wrote, and they probably should have been copied here in the first place because they're about game design.  I make no guarantee that they...


Guide To Designing A Pet Game Part END

Posted by sunandshadow, 29 December 2012 · 594 views
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X. Finale: An overview of the game development process and how the design document is used during this process. 1. Revise –  Theoretically you now have the first two parts of a game design document: a statement of purpose and a features list. Look them over for any inconsistencies or missing information and fix that if you can, or mark it (I use bright re...






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