All Hail The No Twinkie Database

Bad design? No twinkie for you.
Bad design choice? No twinkie for you.

As the one of you who reads this has probably noticed by now, I have not really posted much new content recently. This is mostly due to the astronomical amount of coursework and applications I am currently going through.

There is, however, something I found through gamasutra. Something I really, really loved reading, which I will probably print and pin on a wall.

This is the No Twinkie Database. Ernest W. Adams, a game design lecturer at GDC (and founder of the International Game Developers Association) compiled through his years what he found to be game design faults into a simple, easy to browse list. It is both extremely instructive and entertaining to read. If you are into game design, you should definitely read it, then frame it or something.