The Founders’ List: 7 Principles of Game Design from Design Gym

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The Founders' List: 7 Principles of Game Design from Design Gym



This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.

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Life is, by some measures, an infinite game, where the rules constantly change and winners turn into losers, and vice versa. This article is titled, “7 Principles of Game Design” and was written by The Design Gym – an NYC-based agency that has worked with top companies like Instagram, Netflix, Etsy, and many more.

Setting up games, with clear goals and constraints helps focus our energies and efforts and can improve and clarify outcomes and motivate us to move forward to the next clearly defined challenge and reward cycle.

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