Friday, September 11, 2009

Associative Generation

Associative Generation is the name given to a set of methods that use association to inspire ideas for game concepts. A common approach uses isolated ideas, words or images that are combined by the user(s) to create associations and eventually new ideas. The basic precepts of this tool are:
  • Gathering Materials Suitable for Creating Association
  • Create Links Between Sources
  • Record the Links and Ideas


Introduction to Game Development, Second Edition 
Game Design Workshop, Second Edition: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games (Gama Network Series)
Game Design: A Practical Approach (Charles River Media Game Development)
Game Design: Principles, Practice, and Techniques - The Ultimate Guide for the Aspiring Game Designer