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Building iOS 5 Games: Develop and Design by James Sugrue

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2. All About Design

It is no accident that we’ll be discussing game design before you start coding. Every time you create a game, this should always be the order of events. Design is about fleshing-out your game concept, to be sure, but it is also about working with the hardware specs of your game platform, and limiting the design to those features that can be achieved within your available time and budget. All of these factors should influence your design, and in the end, your game. Design is also an organic process. Just as your programming strategy may change over time, so will your design.

What Is Game Design?

A game is doomed to fail if it isn’t well designed or hasn’t had the benefit of an adequate planning and thinking phase.

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