How Boss Design Has Evolved

A discussion on two major boss design philosophies

Josh Bycer
May 14 · 5 min read

Fixed patterns

Random patterns

Balancing a boss

Video courtesy of Game-Wisdom.

Pattern planning

Original article courtesy of Game-Wisdom. Edited and re-published with permission.

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Josh Bycer is the owner of Game-Wisdom and specializes in examining the art and science of games. He has over seven years of experience discussing game design.

Super Jump Magazine

Celebrating video games and their creators