pinoypixel game developer blog by Joey Albert Abano

Pinoypixel is a game development blog. This site contains casual filipino themed web and mobile indie games. Most of the projects would be in alpha or beta stages, sourcing from gamejams, test prototypes or just plain adhoc dumps.

Designing Platformer Games, Making it fun

Friday of March 10, 2017


An interesting read on what makes a fun platformer game, 11 Tips for making a fun platformer or 13 Tips for making a fun platformer. A quick listed summary is indicated below:

  • Keep the user interface simple
  • Make important information easy to see
  • Mind your collision boundaries
  • Make it easy to jump over gaps
  • Make it possible to change animation states anytime, anywhere
  • Provide plenty of power-ups and collectables
  • Write generic, but versatile AI
  • Have a story and atmosphere in mind
  • Define scope and time clearly
  • Prototype before finalising theoretical fun
  • Involve everyone in the team in the design

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