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FEATURES

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After this page:
  • You have a better picture of all the possible features
  • You understand that you should not settle with the features you have but should try other features too
  • You have learned to try all possible features for your game
  • You have player the feature game!


FEATURE GAME

1. Add the features your game has.
2. Drag the features between core, extended and wishlish.
3. Add random features.
4. Take random actions!

Core
Basic Gameplay
Extended
Wishlist
Actions

Copyright Edugametion Oy. All rights reserved. This game is available at Game Design School

FEATURE LIST

Here's a bunch of features listed. Go through this list and think critically which of these you should and could include into your game!

  • Storyline: in or out, name of the game, dialogs, game texts
  • Game world: environment, character(s), objects , setting, theme
  • Core mechanics, camera, physics, controls, power-ups, score system, combos
  • Communication: how to tell player that he's doing well, hud, tutorial, help, visual feedback
  • UI: briefing, debriefing, cutscenes, intro, outro, main menu, map screen, other menus, in game menus, credits, loading, pause screen, splash screen, confirmations, settings
  • Content: levels, missions, objective types, unlocking, boss fights, bonus levels, mini-games
  • Other: achievements, high score tables, leaderboards, monetisation, viral features, xp, level-ups, character selection, character attributes, rank system, trophy room, collectables, statistics, Facebook, social media integration, level editor, daily reward, friend invites, friends as neighbours, trading, gifting


TETRIS SAMPLE Tetris Game Design Examples


What could we add to the basic Tetris or to our Tetris? A lot.
Achievements, leaderboard, city building metagame, storyline and much more.
Play game and use Tetris as the bases, add the features to a basic Tetris and with every new piece, think how it would fit the game.




EXERCISE: SPACE INVADERS

Exercise xxxTITLExxx
Easy - 30 mins




EXERCISE: FEATURE SHEET 1

Exercise xxxTITLExxx
Easy - 30 mins




EXERCISE: FEATURE SHEET2

Exercise xxxTITLExxx
Easy - 30 mins