Design Elements

Before you propose your game idea, you need to understand the basic design vocabulary we will be using. Otherwise, you are very likely to pitch a narrative that does not have a clearly defined ludic focus.

Our design elements are all influenced by our formal definition of what a game is. Each part of the definition has a feature that will be critical to your pitch. All of these will figure into the first major assignment of the course, the Concept Document.

To complement this lecture, we recommend the following reading and/or viewing:
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