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Designing Games for Children by Carla Fisher

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Chapter 3Game Design Documents

Game design documents take many forms and vary greatly in formality. I’ve designed games simply on a series of sticky notes as well as created hundreds of pages of detailed documentation. The goal, however, is to communicate the game experience to your team and stakeholders in enough detail so that they can build the game. This chapter explores common types of game design documents and the information that is generally included in them.

This chapter discusses game design documentation, including the types of design documents commonly used by teams, and provides a sample game design document.

Design Documents

Depending on the team structure, size, and preferences, a number of game design documents may be used ...

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