It is said that, ”all roads lead to Rome”, that there are many different ways to reach the same outcome or destination. Greatness is one of the most favorite destination, yet it harbors only a few.
Some people think games as an evil box – what come out without question are bad things and we need to stay away from it.
Couple of months ago, New York Times website published an article in which gamification is implemented. Readers will receive badge for every action done that is defined by the rule.
Designing a good game is never about the technology, the effect, or the platform (media). What a game needs to deliver is a simple way to find our own happiness.
One of the most appealing features of board games media for me, is the possibility for players to alter the rules according to their own preferences and agreement (between players). This is something not so many other media of games can provide.
My Favorite Artist; M. C. Escher said “my work is a game, very serious game”. When i realize the meaning of his word is when he make his artwork he didn’t assume he doing work but he play a game.
The first moment you see a board game at the store also is the most crucial moment in your life to decide if you want to love it, or simply set your eyes upon any other games.
Game design is more than just creating game concept, how we present the game, and how we deliver experience to the player. Game design is also about team work, bringing the same vision, structuring the idea, and improving along the way with the whole team.
One of the biggest challenge in introducing board games is about how to explain the rules in the simplest way yet interesting.