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En Praktisk Analys av Dödsmekaniker i Spel
Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Blekinge Institute of Technology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Genom denna avhandling undergår vi som speldesigners en dokumenterad process där vi utvecklar ett spel från koncept till funktionell prototyp. Målet är att kunna bygga vidare på våra egna samt andras metoder för utvecklingen av mekaniker som kompletterar övrigt gameplay. Undersökningsområdet för denna process utgörs av hur vi kan framställa en dödsmekanik som passar i kontext till vårt valda spelkoncept och dess förutsättningar. Detta inriktningsområde grundas i vår vilja att skapa dödsmekaniker som upplevs inge betydelsefulla konsekvenser både på spelarkaraktären och spelupplevelsen i sin helhet vilket stämmer överens med konceptets designmål. Genom ett speltest där en testgrupp genomför ett antal kvalitativa prototyptester av dödsmekaniker kan vi sedan jämföra resultaten och etablera slutsatser kring hur väl varje prototyp lyckas uppfylla konceptets designmål och inge tydliga konsekvenser för spelaren som förstärker resterande gameplay.

Abstract [en]

Through this thesis we as game designers undergo a documented process in which we develop a game from concept to functional prototype. The end goal is to allow us to further our own as well as others’ methodology for the development of mechanics that complement existing gameplay. The field of inquiry for this process consists of how we can establish a death mechanic that fits in context to our chosen game concept and its parameters. This focal point originates from a desire on our part to create death mechanics that strive to instill meaningful consequences affecting the player as well as the game experience itself which correspond with the design goals of the concept. By performing a playtest where a number of qualitative prototypes of death mechanics are carried out by a test group we can compare the results and establish conclusions concerning how well each prototype manages to fulfill the concept’s design goals and convey clear consequences for the player, reinforcing surrounding gameplay.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Permadeath, Process Development, Death Mechanics, Fail States, Game Studies, Case Study, Practical Analysis
Keyword [sv]
Permadeath, Processutveckling, Dödsmekaniker, Fail States, Game Studies, Case Study, Praktisk Analys
National Category
Media Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-11530DiVA: diva2:899041
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ME1562 Bachelor's Thesis in Media Technology
Educational program
MEGDS Digital Games
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Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-01-31 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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