- First playable demo
A first playable demo is the first version of a
gamethat is playable outside of the video game development environment. In the game designprocess, it is a significant milestone. It is the first point at which a game has demonstrable gameplay. Often at this phase, the demo will be shown to others outside the department that developed it. It serves as a proof of concept.
For video games, this is a difficult step to reach. Often the graphics will only be partially implemented, and major bugs may still be evident.
card game, the first playable demo is effectively its own game. For a board game, the first playable demo may include many hastily scribbled together chits, pieces of paper, and some ad-hoc pieces.
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