Inside PikPok: Game Design

08-07-2012, 12:40 AM
#1
Inside PikPok: Game Design

We get a lot of inquiries about our game design process at PikPok, so we wrote up a little article to expose our thoughts and process around the game design role within the studio. More at the link

http://pikpok.com/news/inside-pikpok-game-design/

Interested to hear any feedback or alternate philosophies or approaches either here or via comments on the article.



Former "Inside PikPok" articles below:

Technical Art
http://pikpok.com/news/inside-pikpok-technical-art/

Usability
http://pikpok.com/news/insidepikpok-usability/

Quality Assurance Testing
http://pikpok.com/news/inside-pikpok...rance-testing/
08-07-2012, 08:48 AM
#2
Fantastic read.

The short paragraph on controls (largely breezed over) was the most meaningful to me. Our puzzler's only complaint was that the controls weren't perfect.

I think I need to learn to make controls more invisible.

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08-07-2012, 09:12 AM
#3
how that's really interesting.
thanks a lot
08-07-2012, 09:17 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
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Great share! Thank you a lot!

Antony
08-07-2012, 09:20 AM
#5
Great share!
08-07-2012, 11:46 AM
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After playing Monsters Ate My Condo, I just assumed that your design process was fueled by absinthe, after which you locked the coders in an opium den until they had a finished product to release.
08-07-2012, 12:01 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
After playing Monsters Ate My Condo, I just assumed that your design process was fueled by absinthe, after which you locked the coders in an opium den until they had a finished product to release.
The apron in the photo is quite telling. And fetching. Any link to order that on line?

Looking for a writer? PM me

Game Designer of:
Family Feud 2 My First Huge Apple Feature!
Pickpawcket
And a bunch of other games you've never heard of!
08-07-2012, 09:34 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 930
thanks for the link! I'm not a developer myself but reading it makes me rethink my approach as I test games, etc

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08-08-2012, 06:45 AM
#9
Does PikPok do contract work? I'm guessing not? Thought I'd ask anyways. I'm just having trouble finding a game studio that does contract work? Any suggestions?
08-08-2012, 07:53 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Mooflet View Post
Does PikPok do contract work? I'm guessing not? Thought I'd ask anyways. I'm just having trouble finding a game studio that does contract work? Any suggestions?
No.

Try these guys

http://www.pixelthismobile.com/