Rapid Prototyping, test often and fail early

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Why Prototypes and ‘Proofs of Concept’ (PoCs) matter?

A Proof of Concept with new toys

A Proof of Concept with new challenges

A/B Testing

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How does this translate into game development?

What is fun

Keep It Simple

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Play, Watch and Ask

What should you test?

  1. Only because you like the concept or maybe even enjoy the execution, this does not need to hold true for a larger audience.
  2. A feature that is fun in one game can fall short in another. Context, context, context.
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Is the basic idea fun?

Is the basic idea fun repeatedly?

Does the fun evolve vertically?

Does the fun evolve horizontally?

What if early prototyping is hard to do

What if early prototyping is impossible

Wrapping Up

Some words about me:

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