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How to Make a Game: The Lazy Man’s Way

A little advice for all the ITP students taking Frank Lantz’s into game design class: the easiest way to quickly design a game is to simply take an object, hold it in your hand, and then say the name of the object aloud. Finally — and this is key — add the letter “O” to the end of the name of the object (and possibly an exclamation mark!). Example: pick up a coin, say the name and then add an “O” to get: Coin-O! Viola… you have yourself a game. It’s that easy. Now just playtest it.

2 Comments

  1. Frank wrote:

    Charles Berkeley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden!

    Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm | Permalink
  2. Charles Joseph wrote:

    Adding ‘gaiden’ to something is the lazy JAPANESE way to make a game.

    Friday, March 7, 2008 at 1:43 am | Permalink

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