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Zombie Cricket – Designing Enemy Traits

Zombie Cricket is a mobile game to be released for all the major mobile platforms. When we were laying down the gameplay, we needed to put in more than 15 different character traits for the Zombies. From a design perspective, the challenge was to keep the players on their toes. The Zombies being unlocked should...

Clump Detection (LUA)

In a game like Tetris, some blocks tend to disappear when matched. Now clumps of blocks remain hanging in mid air which need to be moved down so that they can touch the floor below as a single entity. What is a clump? Imagine a clump of grapes, like the sort that the Romans used to...

Can a boring activity be turned into a fun game?

At our studio, we keep designing tons of game concepts. From these ideas, we pick up some of the ones which seem fun and which our players would enjoy playing, then filter out the rest. The ones selected are then turned into playable prototypes. The prototypes are pure core mechanic with none of the...