Flap­py Bird pro­vides sol­id evi­dence that sim­ply tun­ing a game well can be far more impor­tant, in terms of the player’s ulti­mate enjoy­ment, than adding clever mechan­ics or beau­ti­ful art.

Flap­py Bird is dead — but bril­liant mechan­ics made it fly | Tech­nol­o­gy | theguardian.com

It’s inter­est­ing to see game feel and game tun­ing get­ting more and more atten­tion due to com­ments like this one from Ben­nett Fod­dy. See also Jan-Willem Nij­man on Nuclear Throne.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.