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Learn how Batman moves, fights and evades enemies in this demo of the newest entry into the
Mastering game Mechanics from PAX east 20130
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPU_yi9Nv3M 1 hour 3 mins Optional
Despite the staggeringly vast variety of games out there in the world, they draw primarily from a core
set of basic mechanics. Many games which at first seem very different share fundamental design
patterns, subgames, and strategies. What is a “draft,” and more importantly, what is its true function?
Where to rondels come into play? What is the purpose of an arbitrary decision? What does “skill based
movement” mean for a game? Are all auctions created equally?
Whether you are a player, maker, or even simply observer of games, understanding these core
components will provide a surprising degree of insight into their nature. Join us in our 21st PAX panel to
explore the nature, lexicon, design, and strategy of game mechanics, drawing from videogames, board
games, even role playing games and sports.
This is essentually a “part 1.” In the same room for the following slot, we continued with Practical Game
Theory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZDxLi6Xc40 1 hour 3 mins Optional