How to Write Clear Rules (and game design documents)
MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 61 kbps | 48 KHz | Duration: 9 Hours | 779 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Poorly written published rules can ruin a tabletop game. Rules/design documents may be the hardest part of game design.
If you're doing it right, one of the hardest parts of game design is writing clear rules. If you mess it up, your game will be a dud, no matter how good the actual game is - because it won't be played correctly. How to write rules varies with your audience - of course. Polish the rules as you playtest.
If you're designing a video game for other people to produce (program, art, sound, etc.) then you have to write very clear game design documents if you want things to work as you envision.
This course is primarily about writing formal rules for games, usually tabletop games, but writing a game design document requires similar skills, as it must explicitly describe every possible interaction between player(s) and machine.