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Independent Games Summit: 'Bunburrows': How to break out of the Puzzle Niche

Lenophie Leuliet  (Game Designer, Bunstack)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Lots of young indie game devs daydream about making puzzle games despite it being one of the least popular genre among gamers. Let's make that puzzle game actually profitable! This talk covers ways to turn your puzzle game into a gem and reach audiences outside the puzzle niche from a joint design and marketing perspective: From improving the game's overall presentation to correctly teasing its most hidden (and exciting!) mechanics, this talk also tackles ways to facilitate content creators' job of showcasing your puzzle game, a genre most usually avoid. This talk will delve into examples from Pâquerette Down the Bunburrows as well as tricks used by other successful puzzle games such Baba is You, The Witness or Viewfinder.

Takeaway

You already know how to make a cool puzzle game. In this talk, we will learn how to turn it into a cool game with puzzles in it. A major distinction to reach wider audiences.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for puzzle game designers, particularly novice ones in a prototype or early conception phase. Broad knowledge about successful puzzle games is preferrable to truly understand some of the examples.



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