Great ideas and bold visions are sometimes seen as the pinnacle of game design and development, and while they are important, game design in practice is mostly about finding solutions to concrete problems.
In this GDC 2018 talk, Supercell veteran Touko Tahkokallio (Boom Beach, Hay Day) shares his game design philosophy and presents practical examples of granular design around aspects of the company's games. âAU
Tahkokallio delves into specifics such as how the economy of Hay Day was created, as well as providing concrete examples of combat balancing in Boom Beach and plenty more.
It's an informative talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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