thread: 2013-10-28 : A Question about Objects

On 2013-10-28, Alex D wrote:

"Do I need to know the object up-front, or will it emerge from the design process?"

I expect there'll always be an object! If you don't design one, it'll be there, of course, subconscious and emergent.


This makes Nick go "I expect that too"
... but I wonder if I get a better game if I decide it up front, or if I can reliably make a good game without realising the object till later.

This makes AD go "Well, I think you *can* reliably make a good game..."
but I think the whole drive of intelligently designing things says that it's of course helpful to know your object. Like, I can come up with something tasty just by experimenting and trying what comes up. But once I have that cool idea for a dish (goal), I can then perfect it.

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