The Importance of Definitions in Game Design

Louis McTague
Jun 14, 2019 · 6 min read

The games industry is notorious for overloading arbitrary terms used throughout game development. This makes it very confusing when it comes communicating with others. In my personal experience in leadership roles, I’ve encountered the issue of communicating ideas with other designers. I would explain a design our game needed clearly and concisely, but upon receiving the fruits of the request I would realize that what I said was not nearly as clear and concise as I thought.

The team sizes for the games I’ve worked on range from teams of three, up to…