Innovations in game mechanics and design

Game mechanics are an important part of any engaging game, and are, very often the difference between a game that just “looks good” and one that “plays out good”. I’ve been reading up on some innovations in game mechanics that have happened over the last couple of years in the indie game development industry. What follows is a collection of the links that I’ve read, and the videos that I’ve come across for games featuring novel mechanics. The creativity in some of these games that incorporate these new game mechanics is really astounding.

Primer: What are game mechanics: http://gamestudies.org/0802/articles/sicart

Articles and videos on games featuring innovative mechanics:

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