If you’re a budding games designer in the midst of developing your game concept, understanding the different roles that game features and game mechanics play will help you have a better ideation process.
The high concept is a concept (no pun intended) that is very relevant to people working or studying in creative fields. Since I take up the identity of a games design lecturer some of the time, I’ll be tackling this idea from the perspective of games design.
Let’s start with a simple definition of what a high concept is: it is the first thing you tell someone when they ask you what your game is about. Here are some traits a high concept should have:Continue reading