The MDA (Mechanics – Dynamics – Aesthetics) framework is a very practical framework to analyze your and other games and provide you with a solid and structured way to think about game(s) (design). We will discuss this framework in detail.
We determine the abstraction level of the parts (of the framework) and find out how it helps us analyze a game (design) or structure one of your own? Different perspectives (maker vs player)
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For a better understanding of the MDA framework, read this paper.