Tools and Templates

Tools and templates

As part of my Talks, I will frequently release some tools or template documents to aid in the game design process. Here are links you may find useful as you approach your game’s monetization design.

Forecast Quest (WIP)

Forecast Quest is an HTML5 app that helps you forecast the potential revenue for a freemium game, along with explainations of the variables used in constructing the model. You can access the current version of Forecast Quest here…

Game Treatment Template

When I begin designing a game, I like to start out by writing a short Game Treatment document that helps me understand the game’s shape. You can download a template Game Treatment doc on google docs…

Feature Brief Template

Instead of writing long game design documents, I prefer to build up a game one feature at a time. You can download a template for what a single Feature Brief looks like on google docs…

Monetization Philosophy Template

For freemium games, I suggest writing a Monetization Philosophy document that lays out your strategy before you start writing features. You can download a template Monetization Philosophy doc on google docs…

Business Model Canvas

If you are new to the world of service design, I will frequently recommend you check out the Business Model Canvas, a tool to help in the generation of new business models. I have created a blank Business Model Canvas which you can download on google docs…