The Key

Another staple of traditional game design is The Key. In my life as a gamer, I have found thousands of keys for doors, keys for treasure chests, keys for locks and even keys for the game itself. Here are my opinions about keys in game design, what they are, where they make sense, when not…

The Crate

Crates in games are much like a living fossil now; they have been around for a looooong time, and a lot has since been written about crates in video games. There are even art projects about this trope. Everything about crates in games has been said. But not by me. Onwards!