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The stamina system in Valheim is often noted as frustrating and intrusive; here is a simple but unintuitive fix for it.

I was talking with a fellow game designer and friend Scott Danielson about our experiences. He compared it to the stamina system of Dark Souls, which works well. …


First I will fix major design flaws and address some minor design flaws within the game’s current philosophy. Then, I will outline a complete redesign for the game according to my personal tastes and design philosophies. …


Here’s a common situation for a game developer: you have an audience that you want your game to appeal to. The simple (and wrong) way to make a game for readers is to make tons of reading in a game.

As a writer, while I love games, books will always…


This is why having multiple projects at once is actually an advantage, and can help you finish projects. When you come across a blocker, having a second project can be a relief. The trick is to have games that require separate skillsets, goals, and overall and types of thinking. …

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