Sakurai's latest video discusses the essence of 'falling-block' puzzle games
Everything's falling into place
Masahiro Sakurai is back with another game development video, and this time around he’s put together a feature on what he calls ‘Game Essence.’ Sakurai has touched on this topic a bit in his Meteos video, but today, he’d like to take another look at the game essence in falling-block puzzle games.
Rather than imitate other games, Sakurai says developers would do much better if they understood the core principles. Falling-block puzzle games are used to convey the topic here, and once the core components of this genre of games is deciphered, it paves the way to creating a devilishly addictive title yourself!