Masahiro Sakurai is back with yet another installment in his long-running game development video series, and today brings us a user-interface related feature.

“Help text” refers to the descriptive text that explains how menu items function, and Sakurai highly recommends that budding devs use it! That said, Sakurai also says developers should try to be as clear and concise as possible when writing this text.

While there’s plenty of words and phrases longtime gamers will understand without issue, some gaming language can be near impossible for newcomers to understand. When creating in-game text, you always have to make sure you welcome players of all types with descriptions that make sense no matter what someone’s background knowledge is.

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