Determining How Long Powerup Effects Should Last

James West
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.

James West

Turning my passion for video games and 11 years of software development experience into a focus on video game development using Unity3D.