Follow Genre Conventions in Video Games (Acagamic Tip Tuesday #5)

the acagamic tip tuesday Mar 15, 2022
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Game UX Tip of the Week

Players hate change. Be aware of the baby duck syndrome when designing your game. Follow genre conventions.

People have the tendency to compare each game to the first one they played, specifically within a certain genre. If the interface or system is not familiar, they do not like it. This is similar to newly hatched geese imprinting on the first creature they see (Google: Konrad Lorenz).

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Baby duck syndrome in digital design | by Maxim Stepanov | UX Collective

Designing Game Controls

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