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Jump in the Game Industry through Media & Journalism

Looking back to Kummara’s history, which is not that old actually, we started it all in 2011 from initiating one big spectacular gaming event in Indonesia. It is called Indonesia Bermain. We were having fun. It was amusing to spread the positive values of playing and games. Endless joy. But after
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Game Mechanic

There’s element of the game which constructing rules to produce the gameplay, it’s called game mechanic. Game mechanic was build from some element of mechanic: space, object, action, rule, skill, & chance (http://kummara.com/article/the-element-of-game-mechanic). As example, point to point mechanic is build from element: space, object and action. In Board Game there’s
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Learning and Playing with Cancer Patients

What can we do to cheer kids with cancer? There are many ways, but maybe we can learn something from Mrs. Dina, one of the volunteer teachers in the children’s cancer center in Bandung (YKAKB -Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Bandung). She has been volunteering for about six months in YKAKB.  And
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The Perfect Rule

Mankind lives with a lot of rules, led on by instinct and the needs to survive and grow, we created guidelines, evolving it, perfecting it, wishing that one day a perfect rule is achieved. Designing a game means designing rules, how to create a perfect rule for a game is a
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How To Develop a Good Puzzle Game

Here some useful tips to develop a good puzzle game: Make the goal easily understood and easy to get started. When players don’t  get the objective, most of them will walk away from the game, even when it’s just in the early level. Try to make them comfortable and feel familiar with
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How to Optimize a Simple Game Play

Some well known (mobile) games are equipped with a simple gameplay, you name it: Tetris, Angry Bird, Cut The Rope, Candy Crush Saga, Farm Ville. Sure we can argue that those simple gameplays are necessary for the intended target players, but that doesn't rule out the fact that those games
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Self Publish Your (Table Top) Game 2

Now we proceed to the next part of self publishing your board game. Assuming you have done pretty well on the game play design, you will then have to invest on an artist to make sure the visualization aspect in your board game will be interesting enough for the players.
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Self Publish Your (Table Top) Game -1

So, you have designed your own game, you did several test play sessions that gave you an enormous amount of data and input, you analyzed them and refined it  to a better version (for your targeted players), and you probably asked a professional artist to provide the greatest artworks for
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The Element of Game Mechanic

Game mechanic is a part of game play, which will determine how the game will be played. Game mechanic is one of the most important parts of the game, and a game will always have one or more mechanics. Good games need balanced mechanics. These are some elements of game mechanic,
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How Challenging is Challenging Enough?

Playing a game for some people means challenging yourself, completing tasks and getting the satisfaction of achieving completion. It practically became a basic question in game design, to decide, how difficult a game should be? Make it too easy, and players will leave the game if they feel no engagement
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