Archive for October, 2010

The To-hit mechanic II

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So last time I talked a bit about the four different models you can adopt for a “to-hit” mechanic. This time I’ll focus a bit on the ones involving randomness.

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The To-Hit mechanic I

Across many genres we have the following dilemma for the game designer: I want the player to attack someone, but how do I model that? While people are instinctively familiar with the main solutions, we often don’t think about the different choices and what it means for the game. I thought I might jazz a […]

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Onwards and upwards

I’m ever thinking about game design for Kung Fu Legends. One thing I’m concerned about is that it is supposed to be a sandbox game. In such a game, how do you push a player forward to experience fun things? I thought I might look at a bunch of games I’m playing at the moment, […]

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