Game Design Documents

Hi there I am currently studying game design and for all the designers out there.
I will add some templates and my own work to give you a better understanding of what a game designer is all about.
Hopefully you’ll find it useful and if something is not clear please email me by the following address:
alianajacobs823@gmail.com

I’ll try to help you and answer you as soon as possible!

HIGH CONCEPT DOCUMENT
This document is a marketing tool used to catch the attention of a potential publisher.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A HIGH CONCEPT DOCUMENT

PITCH DOCUMENT
The second document you have to write down after catching the eye of a potential publisher is called The Pitch Document.
This document is used to convince the publisher to invest and make your game.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EXPLANATION OF A PITCH DOCUMENT
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A PITCH DOCUMENT1
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXAMPLES OF A PITCH DOCUMENT2

COMPETITIVE GAME ANALYSIS
It is advised that when you write the pitch document, you do some research about the competition. This is where the competitive game analysis comes in.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF COMPETITIVE GAME ANALYSIS

GAMESCRIPT
The gamescript has two components
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1)THE FLOWCHART
The flowchart is a graphical representation of the logical paths that the character can take.

2)A PROSE VERSION OF THE SCRIPT/WRITTEN PART
The word script is associated with other industries such as movies and television. The purpose of this document is to describe the scenes, plan the dialogues and the mood as well as the background music. It also allows the design team to structure the game’s progression based upon the player’s actions.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A SCRIPT

GAME DESIGN DOCUMENT
The Game design document is needed after you get a green light from the investors and publishers that are funding your game project.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A GAME DESIGN DOCUMENTS

STORY BIBLE
The story bible is a used for organization and continuity purposes, ensuring the background story is consistent not only between games in a serie but within the game itself.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A STORY BIBLE

TESTPLAN
This is an example of a test plan. It can be adjusted on the type of game and genre you made. This document is important for testing purposes because it’s better than testing things randomly which get you nowhere.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE OF A TESTPLAN

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3 Responses to “Game Design Documents”

  1. Joeri May 22, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Elfi P. May 24, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Deze documenten zijn echt handig dank u om ze met ons te delen.

  3. Alexandra G. May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this info 🙂

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