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Learning to "paint" with relationship types
Ideally, you'll do several Space Jams while you go through this chapter, and learn to use all five of the chapter's design parameters in your games.
Dependency. Do participants need one another, to accomplish something together?
Depth. Do people know each other well?
Matchmaking. What information is available for deciding who to connect with?
Presence. Do participants have the sense of one another's presence, in the same "place" at the same time? For how long?
Shape. Does the whole group listen to everything said, or do people talk in pairs, or does information flow through a network structure?
This is the best way to build your design imagination.
Once you've made games that cover all five design parameters, you'll have an intuition for what kinds of relationships are possible and what will work in the context of a value that comes up in your design practice. You will have learned to "paint" with relationship types.