Category Archives: Game Design

Designing Sculpt Away

Even though I don’t really recall when or how I came up with the idea for this mini-game, I remember that I really enjoyed designing it. Based on a simple idea, it turned out to be very fun to play. The … Continue reading

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Designing Logic Tiles

This mini-game was directly inspired by one of the puzzles in another Total Eclipse game, The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World. In that game, the player entered a Steampunk submarine and had to solve a puzzle in order to activate … Continue reading

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Designing Points of View

Points of View is one of our favorite mini-games from A Clockwork Brain, here at Total Eclipse. It is very original, challenging and tons of fun! Just think that once developed, Yannis, who programmed this and most other mini-games, and Jonatan, who … Continue reading

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Designing Anagrams

There are a lot of games using anagrams as their core mechanic and they are essentially all the same. You get several letters and you either have to a) use all of them to form one word or b) use … Continue reading

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Designing Speed Match

In the past years we have been traveling often; every one or two months, my brother Argiris and I, would go on a business trip to Athens or someplace abroad. In these trips, I always carry my bright orange notebook, … Continue reading

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Designing Word Length

Word Length is a mini-game that was inspired by a story I watched on TV 10 years ago. It was about a teenager that was able to tell how many letters there are in a word really fast, just by … Continue reading

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Designing Scrolling Silhouettes

One of the first mini-games games we designed for A Clockwork Brain was Scrolling Silhouettes. The idea came from the hundreds of items we had from The Clockwork Man. These 1,500 items provide a huge variety of shapes and forms. … Continue reading

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Looking for controls? Start here!

A few weeks ago, while implementing power-ups in Monster Snack, we did a bit of brainstorming on the mechanics players could use to collect them. We scribbled down quite a few and then made them fight each other… OK, maybe … Continue reading

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Monster Snack – What It Is and How It Came to Be!

Those of you following up with our news on Facebook and Twitter, may have already heard about our upcoming iOS game, Monster Snack. Soon after the release of Fashion Getaway, we decided to take a break from long development cycles. … Continue reading

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Total Game – Shape Your Game’s Present and Future

In a very concise blog post on free-to-play game design by Nicholas Lovell, I watched marketing theory evolve once again. I have to be honest, it had been quite some time since I last saw any marketing concept re-modeled to … Continue reading

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