3 Actionable Game Techniques to Design Remarkable Products : Learned from 2012 Game of the year - Journey

This is my first ever article. Hope you can find real value out of this. Looking for genuine feedback.


I plan to write more like this.

I would absolutely love to know if you want to read more of this...

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    Love this perspective!

    Could even see you creating a newsletter devoted to picking out actionable techniques from different games using this approach.

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      Thanks Jasper. Yes, I am planning on that. Currently just taking feedback. What were the best part of article? Was it story or game techniques pointers or something else?

      And If I start newsletter, would you subscribe?

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        1. Best part: Pulling out a specific game-design strategy in a game, then applying the idea to your website (e.g. the subtle path guides in Journey)
        2. Newsletter: 100% yes, of course. Always love to support other writers.
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          Thank you so much for feedback.

          Newsletter: That's generous of you. But I want to know lil more clearly would you subscribe just to support or because it maybe something valuable to you.

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            Most valuable format for me:

            • 1 new game/week
            • Breakdown of specific, effective tactics they use
            • Example of you implementing these tactics in your own work to make the breakdown actionable

            This, I would 100% sub to.

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              Valuable. Thank you. 🙌 🙌 I will tag you when I start the Newsletter.
              Taking some time to start because I want to lead by example. Newsletter itself will be gamified as well to make my points stronger.

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                Looking forward to it, best of luck!

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                  I’ve started newsletter. Sending second issue this friday.

                  I would love to have you check it out.


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                    @api42, looks awesome! Just subbed.

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                      Thank you so much🔥

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    I did indeed find real value out of this. Thank you Api!

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      Thanks. Do you have any specific feedback for me to improve on this?
      Would you like to learn more such techniques?

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