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Better make them suffer

  • Ducky 

Than make them indifferent. We’re talking about making the players not only listen to your narrative, but also make them feel, that the narrative doesn’t lie to them. By remembering Silent Hill 2, Diablo 1 and 2 and Half life, we ponder about making players value their achievements. Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/YWQPpvE

The perils of opening the world

  • Ducky 

When you make an open world game, you solve so many problems! But you gain just as many other. Let’s look at how modern games design around those new problems with openness of your world! Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP 

Learn from the best – end in Hell Beneath

  • Ducky 

**I know, that those guys are called Barons of Hell, not Hellknights. But I completely blanked out on it. What can we learn from the experienced game developer like American McGee? A freaking ton of stuff, but for today we’re doing the episode about his famous level designs. Comparing the one everyone dislikes – Doom’s Hell Beneath and the one people are liking now – American McGee’s Alice. Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/YWQPpvE 

Biggest lie about game design debunked!

  • Ducky 

The title is in the realm of clickbaits, but in reality you will hear about it in every game design book ever created and after some time you might start repeating it yourself. Or even believing it. Try not to. Try to make sure you distinguish your ideas from ideas you have to work with. Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

Does liking a game makes it good?

  • Ducky 

The time has come to make sure, that we’re on the same level and we know, why we should disregard all the tricks marketing makes us believe to sell their newest “big thing”. It’s time to decide if liking the game makes it good or does liking a bad game makes you worse. I promised to drop Mrs Ducky’s Instagram account here, so here you go:  https://www.instagram.com/mrsangryducky/ Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP  

What made Assassin’s Creed good and what made it bad?

  • Ducky 

When you don’t have anything constructive to say – start deconstructing the game you know. Today it will be Assassin’s Creed. The original one, about Middle East assassins, Templars and all of what made this game good and bad at the same time leaving you with the feeling, that this game is bland! Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

Can a sum of the parts make a whole?

  • Ducky 

Let’s sit down and think will we make a great masterpiece if we just gather around and make sure we have all the things, that previous masterpieces had. Some of you already know the answer and some of you are still wondering, where are the videogames in that?.. All in time, folks, all in time. Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP

How to read promo-materials

  • Ducky 

Well, there is a thing there – promotional leaflets, that offer something for preorder or extra-edition. But do we really know anything about this gaame at this point? Maybe. Let’s try and read the promo of Vampire the Maskerade: Bloodlines 2 Have fun, have a good time, come around to say hi. Comment if you want to share your own thoughts, and don’t forget to leave feedback. And if you have suggestions on what should I check out next – suggest them in the comments or in the Discord: https://discord.gg/BVGJGxP