I was reading Plantperson’s thread about BGE graphics and the Expose games and it got me thinking. We could do more as a community to encourage original game ideas that get around the limitations of the BGE.
So here is my contribution.
Here is a website that I think everyone interested in games design should look at. Sirlin is a pro Street Fighter player and game designer I especially recommend reading the articles on “Yomi” and balancing. It really helps in understanding what the core of games that stand the test time are about.
The independent games festival website shows some of the best examples if indie games for the past few years. (This is where the team that developed Narbacular Drop got noticed by Valve and hired to develop Portal).
Indie game blog.
I also think it would be a good idea to hold a game contest for the best game concept. No judging of graphics, just the best game mechanic. Also the should be a rule, you have to be able to describe the core concept of your game in one sentence. I think by concentrating on a solid, well though out and simple concept could create potential for interesting games.
Well there’s a start, im no expert on original thinking, interested in what you guys think.