What writing can learn from game design

Games are inherently engaging mediums, and through taking lessons from game design perhaps we can learn to make our writing more engaging or imagine new ways to expand the medium of writing itself.

Design verbs not objects

Mario 1-1

  • The goal of game design is to reduce cognitive load
  • Well-designed games teach the player through gameplay

Principles of game design


  • Monster
  • Quest
  • Dungeon
  • World

Cozy game design?

Todo: import notes from other Roam database