Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The 12 Games of Christmas

Since we are gearing up to do some game design ourselves, and not being a lifelong gamer, I figured I'd investigate what makes certain games compelling.

Gotta do research, right?

Since we are planning to build shorter games (5-10 minutes), I figured I'd focus my investigation on games that can be played in their entirety in short chunks.

Is the game fun?
Why?
Do I want to play this repeatedly?
What did I learn playing it?
What element(s) can I use when designing a game at work?

Feedback and recommendations for games to look at are welcome.

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