About Prototyping Mistakes


This is a summary for Prototyping: You’re (Probably) Doing It Wrong, one of reading materials of mooc Principle Of Game Design.

Mistake 1 Going with the first idea

It is not the good one or the best one. So force yourself to prototype several of your top ideas before commiting to any one project.

Mistake 2 Not having a good question

  1. Is this game awesome?
  2. Will the lighting approach allow the player to see important features in enough detail?

Question 1 is an apparent bad question.

A question needs to be relevant and crucial to the project.

Mistake 3 Taking too long

One day prototyping.

Mistake 4 Building a system not a game

It is just a prototype, do not take much time to care about memory leaks, hardwired numbers etc .