The Carnegie Rule of Game Design: 6 Ways to Make Things Interesting
Dale Carnegie wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People back in 1936, and I’ve heard jokes about it for my entire life. The book gets thrown around as a cliché because it serves as a useful way to communicate. (If it wasn’t useful, people wouldn’t be citing it almost a century later.)
One of Carnegie’s rules says that if you want to be interesting, you should be interested in others. That’s helpful advice for game design.
Being interested in your audience can help you find ideas that resonate with them. An interest in psychology can find better ways to keep that audience engaged. Being interested in topics, methods, and concepts from other disciplines will improve your final product.
Here are 6 ways that being interested has led to more interesting game…