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That part of the game when you don't get to play
In most games, you don't spend every second of the game actually playing. There are times when you're just watching or chatting or waiting for your turn. We call that "downtime". Some players hate it, others can't bear to go without it. So where does downtime arise in a game, and what makes it good or bad?
Exploring modern American-style game design
Featuring award-winning game designer Eric M. Lang!