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Game balance tool

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Hello I am looking for a tool to help me balance the levels(monsters,pets and such) Anyone know of any?

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You are probably going to have to design such a tool on your own. Level design is not as easy as it looks... I`m pretty sure I`ve seen relatively thick books on the subject before.

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All the designers I know use Excel.

You create a big chart of units with all their tunable parameters. Then it's just a math game to balance everything. Once you have numbers you plug them into your game in whatever way your game allows data configuration (text files, slick GUI tool, etc). That gets you 90% of the way there. After that you play test to tweak out that last 10% of balance.

Game balancing is 95% math & statistics, 5% feel.

-me

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