Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for January 25th, 2015

Listening to the puzzle

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Braid

I am anthropomorphizing puzzles a little bit, which I think is useful. A good puzzle leads the designer to help design the puzzle and often in the process of this happening the designer says, “Oh yes, I can reflect some of these same things that I followed and have the puzzle also communicate to the player.” That’s sort of a separate choice about how cryptic you want the end result to be. I tend to err on the side of not being cryptic.

Jonathan Blow, to Marsh Davies at Rock Paper Shotgun

Written by nevalalee

January 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

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