game design

The Outer Worlds Does Colorblind Gaming Right

The Outer Worlds Does Colorblind Gaming Right

It’s cool that many modern games include colorblind options, so that those who struggle to differentiate between various hues can still enjoy the experience to the fullest. It’s even cooler, though, when a game is designed from the ground up with that support in mind.

If I Can Get Everything, Choices Don’t Matter

If I Can Get Everything, Choices Don’t Matter

I was only about 10 hours into The Division 2, a game that I expect I will play for dozens of hours when I realised something about the perks in the game. I was going to be able to unlock them all easily once I hit level 30 and the…

The Anatomy Of A Good Puzzle

The Anatomy Of A Good Puzzle

Designing a good video game puzzle is a challenge. It’s not just a matter of making it too hard or too easy. It takes a lot of iteration, pulling the right levers to make the right changes so that players come to the right conclusions.