Game Thoughts: Black Market

Black Market.  A small PC space trading game.
Total Playtime: 3 hours.  Status: Done.
  1. You don’t need free navigation to make Space.
  2. Abilities on timers are still fun.
  3. There’s something interesting about 2.5D that can surprise in ways you don’t expect.  Great illusion.
  4. Incentives don’t just manipulate, they also direct.
  5. 15 similar items in a menu is too many.
  6. High cost to use + Low explanations => Less exploration.  Corrolary: Low cost to use + High explanation => More exploration?
  7. The boundary between Rollercoaster, Exploration, and Mastery games is still firmly intact.
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