The Composition Box


The composition box is an organizational, inspirational, multipurpose tool for ideating parts of a game, solidifying game goals, and building purposeful playtests.

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How to Use a Composition Box:

  1. Ideation and Generation:

    Use the box to identify your influences and how to make your experience expand upon them.

  2. The Player Experience Goal:

    Identify how you want players to feel about your game. This will give your game a consistent overall direction.

  3. Build a Purposeful Playtest:

    Use the adjectives and goals in your box to ask informed. meaningful questions of your playtesters.

Downloads


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Composition Box Guide

A worksheet intended to guide you through the creation of your own Composition Box.

Examples


Patronus

A CMU ETC composition box.

Patronus Composition Box

Catscratch

A CMU ETC composition box.

Catscratch Comopsition Box