Monday, June 7, 2010

Pacman Heuristics- Fundamental "Fun" Features

Clarity of Game Purpose:
Objective and motivation can be clearly understood.

Method of Operation: 
Control, UI, and system work well together.

Puzzle Solving to Progress: 
An understandable challenge for the player.

Game-play depth: 
The game evolve, and even reverse itself.

Acceptable Lose Conditions:
Your mistakes are clearly communicated and you agree with the outcome.

Based on your mistakes and learning you devise a strategy and feel the next time you could avoid making the same mistake- and improve.

(Iwatani 2010)

Iwatani, T. (2010, June 3). "30 years of Pac-Man" Lecture presented at NLGD in The Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Utrecht.