Interactive Media & Game Development
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


IMGD 1001: The Game Development Process
Reading Assignment 8: Crawford, Chapter 7

What to Read: Chapter 7, “Creativity: The Missing Ingredient” from Chris Crawford on Game Design.


The complete etext of this book is available here.
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What to Watch for: As you read, write down the answers to the following questions:

  • Crawford considers one thing in particular “much more difficult” than germinating, nurturing, and developing an idea. What is it?
  • According to Crawford, what is the first lesson the game industry should learn from the movie industry?
  • “Most creative ideas are ______ ideas.”
  • What is Lesson 13?

Some of these questions may appear on an upcoming quiz.

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