Posts Tagged ‘Themed Game’

Two excellent themed game examples

So in my earlier post I was talking about themed games, but it is easier to imagine if you have an example. I will take 2 games that have the same game mechanic: A match three game (aka Bejeweled). The first game is a fast-paced version where you only have one minute to complete the game. The second one will be a slower paced version where you have 3 minutes and rather focus on creating “special matches” than completing the game quickly.

Fast-paced game: Miner Speed

Ok, so let’s have a look at the theme here.
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Themed Games

It’s not about the game mechanic anymore it is a lot about the game design, the user experience.

Casual Gamers don’t want to “learn” a game before they can play it. So many game publishers nowadays use a common game mechanic and just twist little aspects. You can play the classic Bejeweld, but also a faster paced version, a strategy version or get different “specials stones” in different games.  But why would people play exactly THIS imitation of Bejeweld? A good and common way to make a game enjoyable is to “theme” the game. I will post another article where I give 2 nice examples of theming the same game, but firstly I want to explain themed games.
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