Game Development Reference
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Mechanics for External Forces
The Force will be with you. Always.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
8.1 Introduction
Designing games is challenging now more than ever. In addition to high-end
gaming consoles and high-powered desktop graphics cards, there are also
low-powered mobile devices for which to cater. Of course, if you're designing
a game for a mobile device it is not likely it will be released on a console. In
addition to considering the different ways in which art assets are delivered,
the designer also has the challenge of coming up with a really unique
gaming experience.
The flood of mobile devices in the pockets of almost every consumer over
9 years of age has recently seen many small and independent game studios
pop up—each battling for the casual gamer's attention.
Human-computer interaction (HCI) technology that once only existed in
science fiction is now forefront in the designer's mind. Whether it be the
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