Finally… you are ready. Your game mechanics are clear, relevant to the player, evoke strong emotional responses and regularly reward good behaviour. Your publisher is playtesting your title, then turns to you and says, “wow, this is a great game, but recent demographic testing has shown that games with a witty animal companion sell 33% more merchandise.”
Fit the Theme
- Pokemon – a warm, whimsical companion who communicates primarily through body language and spontaneous action.
- Portal – a cold, cruel and calculating computer program who was your nemesis from the previous game.
- Dishonored – the severed heart of your dead lover, reincarnated by an ambivalent god who is only interested in watching what you will do.