Master Metrics: The Science Behind the Art of Game Design
Chris Swain is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media Division. He is a game designer, and co-author of the textbook Game Design Workshop. He co-directs the EA Game Innovation Lab at USC. His game design research specializes in matters related to original system design and new kinds of play. The lab seeks to change conventional wisdom about what games are and can be.
This chapter describes eight metrics-based game design techniques that can be used to help make better play experiences. The techniques ...