How to add Surprise & Wonder to your Games

007: The Top 10 ways to add Surprise and Wonder to your games.

Game Dev Podcast - 007 - Bring Surprise & Wonder to Your Games

In this episode, we compiled our Top 10 ways to add Surprise and Wonder moments into your games to create emotional reactions from your players.

As game developers, all want our players to fall in love with our games, but what elements are you actually creating within your game to delight them?

Are you making them smile?

Are you making them jump out of their skin?

Are you creating instances of “Wow”?

Here’s our Top 10 key elements you can think about implementing to really hook them in and secure your games icon stays front and centre on their devices.

Highlights, Quick Wins & Takeaways:

1. Scale of Environment.

2. Secret places / Bonus Levels.

3. Unexpected Rewards / End of level celebrations.

4. Special and or Secret Characters or Worlds.

5. Change in Game Mechanics.

6. Invoking Emotions including – Panic / Joy / Anticipation / Excitement.

7. Adding the Wow Factor – Creating Awe and adding Character Reactions.

8. Change in Music and Sounds ( Atmosphere ).

9. Introducing Power ups / Bonus Coins or Levels.

10. Unlocking Achievements.

Links mentioned in this Episode:

Jetpack Joyride


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