3.4. Boss Battle - Greg CostikyanΒΆ

Greg Costikyan

Greg Costikyan has been making, writing and speaking about games of all sorts for over 30 years.

In 1994 he published an essay “I Have No Words & I Must Design”. It is considered to be a classic of video game analysis. Take the link to his essay and read it. For now, focus mostly on the parts up to page 18 in the pdf (page 26 in the numbering in the document). Do read the rest (the part starting at Leblanc’s Taxonomy), but know that we will come back to them more later.