【Heaven Devlog 開發日誌5%】做遊戲?先從一張紙開始!From paper and wood a new game is born!

繼OPUS之後,我們終於開始做新遊戲啦汪!目前可以公開的情報:幾張紙、一疊木頭和金屬、黑白圖片⋯⋯猜猜我們在做什麼?如果你問「這些傢伙難道是在玩桌遊嗎」,那麼你就——賓果啦!

So, we're finally working on a new game! Judging from the photos, the game will be made from paper, some bits of wood, and...plastic coins? If you're thinking "Hey, this is a board game!" then you're right, this IS a board game, well, sortof. This is what we like to call a Paper Prototype.

[紙上原型那是什麼可以吃嗎?]
什麼是桌遊?不對,這些看起來像桌遊的東西,叫做紙上原型(paper prototype)!
它是一款遊戲最初的原型,主要以紙張、厚紙板和小道具構成。


[為什麼不直接用電腦程式寫遊戲啊?]
一句話,省時省力!當你有了一拖拉庫的想法後,用紙記錄並製作比用電腦更快速、便宜呀~
而且紙模型能馬上邀請玩家遊玩,而你可以立刻針對他們的反應修改細節呢!

[What's a Paper Prototype?]
When game designers make new games, they often start by creating a prototype made from cheap materials like paper, cardboard, and small items that are readily available.

[Why not go straight to the computer?]
Despite the wonders of technology, it's still way easier to get ideas and images down on paper, thus making early development fast and cheap.
What's more, you can easily set up a play session with some playtesters so you can get immediate feedback and make direct modifications.

[Heaven食譜大公開?煮出一道好遊戲的重要元素!]
通常紙上模型會出現的道具有:

🔸A.計時器:測試玩家對不同關卡與狀況的反應時間,我們都直接用網路上的計時器XDD
🔸B.隨機數生成器:用來決定牽扯到機率的狀況(舉例:你擲到到5點,得到一個寶貝球!),我們都用網路上的產生器XD但骰子與印幣也是你的好朋友
🔸C.沒錯就是紙:可以是地圖、景點或者你的物品欄
🔸D.標示物:用來標示玩家或物品的道具,例如積木、印幣(其實什麼都可以啦)

登登,一個馬上可玩的陽春遊戲就此誕生!不論是OPUS還是Heaven,都是這樣來的呢!這次的開發日誌先到這裡結束,下次見啦汪~


[Recipe for a paper prototype]
Here's what we used for our prototype:

🔸A.Timer: Used for timing play sessions. We simply googled "timer" on our laptop.
🔸B. Random Number Generator: Used for determining results when the game involves chance. We googled for a number generator as well. But you can use dice, or even flip a coin!
🔸C. Paper: Simple and versatile, can be used for maps, interfaces, and even for keeping track of progress
🔸D. Game pieces: For representing the player character, items, or currency. We used plastic coins and bits of wood, but feel free to use anything!

As you can see, getting your first prototype up and running is super easy. Both OPUS and Heaven started off as paper prototypes. So go make a game! And see you next time!


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