Immersive experiences come in many flavours, my specialty is the delicious world of escape rooms. The most important design within an escape room are the puzzles themselves. Puzzle making can be difficult and challenging even to just think about. In this presentation I cover ways to approach designing puzzles to create an engaging experience. Creating puzzles is just one of many steps. Putting puzzles into the right sequence to create flow is vital to a successful game, just like in a video game.
Beyond puzzle designs I go into ways that designers can get inspiration to make games from video games or other fields they are interested in.
The talk was given at FITC Toronto in the spring of 2017.
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Video edited by (and special thanks to) Wish You Were Here Productions.