Casual Game Design out in February (I hope).

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Casual, Game Design | No Comments

My book, Casual Game Design: Designing Play for the Gamer in All of Us is due out in February.  Quite a mouthful, I know.  The book lays out some basic frameworks for thinking about game design, then delves into the specific mechanics of a number of different casual games.  While I was writing it, I ...

Game design 101

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in Game Design | No Comments

Game design 101, originally uploaded by Greg Trefry. Guessing by that little parenthetical under “2 for 1 cocktails” the owners of Cabana Bar had to a little iterative design work to close an exploit in their system. If it’s not against the rules people will find a way to get the biggest bang for smallest ...