# Level .03 ### MDA, Rapid Prototyping
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## Prototyping
> Prototyping is finding fastest possible way to assemble playable version of your game idea by any means.
## Prototype IS NOT! some early version of your game
## Prototype suppose to be FAST
## Benefits of Prototyping * development and iteration speed * low technical barrier to entry * collaborative prototyping * focused prototyping and testing
![paper prototype 1](http://www.jamesmathe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_0070.jpg)
![paper prototype 2](http://image.slidesharecdn.com/papergames-2013-130620110631-phpapp01/95/paper-games-2013-18-638.jpg?cb=1371726449)
![paper prototype 3](https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/0*6eJG9zoSO4r3vhW4.jpeg)
![ui paper prototype](https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/0*gps5cd7iRj-EWU2p.jpeg)
![map showing enemy unit placement and facing](images/paper.prototype.png)
## Ludology
## Game Lifecycle - creation - consumption - cast away
## Game Components ![Game Components](images/game.components.png)
## MDA: Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics ![MDA Components](images/mda.components.png)
## Mechanics The particular components of the game at the level of data representation and algorithms
## Dynamics The runtime behavior of the mechanics acting on player inputs and each other’s outputs over time
## Aesthetics The desirable emotional responses evoked in the player, when she interacts with the game system
## MDA Concept Illustration #1 ![PacMan A.I.](http://gangles.ca/images/pacman_ai.png)
## MDA Concept Illustration #2 ![Spawn Camping](http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Spawn_bb60af_417111.jpg)
## Different Perspectives ![Different Perspectives](images/different.views.png)
## The Player Should Have The Fun, Not The Designer Or The Computer
## Mechanics, dynamics and Complexity
## Other Frameworks - FDD - Elemental Tetrad
![Formal, Dramatic and Dynamic Elements](http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517QYV5CtzL._SX402_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg) FDD (formal, dramatic and dynamic elements)
![The Art of Game Design](http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HuScXUcwL._SX353_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg) The Elemental Tetrad (mechanics, aesthetics, technology, story)
## Questions?