The image above is the official guide booklet for a game called Chulip. It is a game I very much like, and it became semi-well known for doing something a little strange: its packaged instruction booklet came with a full walkthrough for the whole game. A lot of people decried that as evidence of the…
Since the advent of sufficient technology for audio playback, computer games take no greater pleasure than making you wait for audio to play, while you have long ago finished reading the dialogue box or subtitle. It is the same pain of reading the same page of a book with another person.
A study in game design Game design is a newly studied field of entertainment. It is rooted in game theory, yet is different in interesting ways. Computer and board games are a new sort of art, still in their infancy. One of the things we do here is make games. That means we think about…
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