How to make a great game.

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Post » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:40 pm

I found this video recently that talks about how to make a great game with some comedy thrown in. It has been paramount in my education as to what makes a great game so I thought I would share it with the forum.


NOTE: This video contains foul language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FpigqfcvlM


If anyone else has tips to making a great game please leave them below. As there are some very fundamental things people seem to gloss over when making a video game.
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Post » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Google "Extra Credits". Those folks know stuff. They got 7 seasons right now.
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Post » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:37 pm

Extra credits is a good show indeed.
Visual Novel 'Engine' in 100 Events
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Post » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:07 am

@VictoryX
Just watched this video and I have to say, it's EXACTLY what I needed right now! thanks!
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Post » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:36 am

ahah I like Egoraptor I haven't watched this one thanks for sharing :D
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Post » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:29 pm

VictoryX wrote:I found this video recently that talks about how to make a great game with some comedy thrown in. It has been paramount in my education as to what makes a great game so I thought I would share it with the forum.

Thanks for the link, but it felt a lot more like a video talking about why Mega Man X is awesome. There are a few things there we can learn (like not going overly ballistic on the tutorial), but for the most part, it didn't help me much. For a video telling us to let the player learn things on his own, it was annoyingly obsessed about telling us that.
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Post » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:02 pm

I think the video stresses some of the more important aspects of gaming that aren't always considered. Such as tight controls, themeing, and conveyance. Also it makes me want to create a game that would make someone that passionate about it. You are correct it is mostly just him going on about how Mega Man X is great. Within that though he talks about why it is so great for him. As game creators that is the demographic right there, gamers. Gamers talking about their favorite games and why they are their favorite games.
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