Guess the genre from the characters

Level Design

Learning Intentions

  • Understand the importance of game type in relation to level design

  • Understand how level design fits with game genres

Success Criteria

  • I can explain how video game genres affect level design
  • I can explain how level design has changed over the years

What is a narrative?

Level design, or environment design, is a discipline of game development involving creation of video game levels—locales, stages, or missions.

This is commonly done using a level editor, a game development software designed for building levels; however, some games feature built-in level editing tools.

Level design

The look of a level is also very important should portray the genre and theme of a game to help embed the user into the narrative.

The best level design does not rely on words to tell a story!

Designing your own levels

Game types and levels

Levels differ based on the type of game that we are playing.

Game types and levels

Levels differ based on the type of game that we are playing.

Task

Task

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1 Design : 10.1 Level Design
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