BLOG POST 6: First prototype

Pippy in Australia

In this week’s tutorial, we were asked to start designing the first prototype of our game idea. We were given materials and design ideas, after that we were left alone to play with them and create our unique game.

Since my idea is a very complicated game with many elements, I struggled in the beginning. I wanted to fit too many components into it; from gathering food and water for the animals, to collecting wood and metal to build sanctuaries, making money to pay the personnel, 5 different playing cards etc. I realized that the game would be too complicated to play, especially with more players. That is why I first decided that the number of players can only be 3 or 4, which will limit the confusion and let players take more turns, which will make the entire game more interesting.

Secondly, I decided that the board will consist…

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