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Posted 2007-10-01 by Tony Walsh
A reader recently asked me where he could find examples of game sketching, a technique for rapid real-time game play design spearheaded by John Buchanan which I wrote about earlier this year. Coincidentally, last week I discussed game sketching with a class I teach, but had a hard time finding useful videos of the process in action.

I'm still not sure where to find demonstrations of exactly the process and tool-set Buchanan uses, but I can offer readers the Game Sketching web site and a link to a few YouTube videos which I think capture an iota of the spirit behind the sketching idea: 1, 2, 3, 4. The videos generally feature canned (and sometimes polished) game demos, prototypes, or tests, and shouldn't be mistaken for the raw immediacy and dynamism of "proper" Game Sketching.

Buchanan described sketching as a tool last month in a BBC Digital Planet interview, but I see it as more of a process (having participated in a Buchanan-lead sketching session myself). Tools be damned, I'll sketch game-play with hand-puppets if I have to.
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