Determining How Long Powerup Effects Should Last

Valdarix Games
4 min readApr 20, 2021
Shield power up.

Game balance is crucial to the user experience and determining how long a power up should last is an important part of that balance. Tuning of powerups and weapons can take a game from too easy to too hard. Game development is as much about game design and planning out your mechanics beforehand can be helpful in avoiding development delays.

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