Friday, September 11, 2009

What is a game design tool?

What a Game Design Tool is...
  • Game design tools have a utility that affects how the game designer critiques, expresses, and ideates design of the procedural elements and interactive-play for a game.
  • Game design tools include a method or specific procedure to implement the tool repetitively.
  • Game design tools are usually associated with abstract concepts such as models, rules, patterns, and best practices.
What a Game Design Tool is not...
  • Game design tools are not software tools for designing levels or building games.
  • Game design tools and methods are not related production, marketing or management.
  • Game design tools are more than just a list of concrete examples or a definition of a building block.