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Game Design Documents are an important part of the game development process. A lot of people don't know how to write one, how to organize it, or where to even begin.

Here's a template (Microsoft Word) for you to easily create and organize a GDD for your next project. It includes organized areas for you to write the game overview, storyline, gameplay mechanics, aesthetics, schedules, and more.

I'm providing this as a free template but if you can donate a little I would really appreciate it because of the hours that went into creating it. Let me know if it helps in your game development process!

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Thank you!

Very useful! One thing, there is a typo on page 3, and Word says the comma here doesn't belong. As it is a template, it doesn't really matter, but thought I'd point it out.


Thank you for sharing this!


Thanks a lot from Argentina! It was extremely useful.
I'm using it in the process of developing my first game
I linked your page from my newly created blog, it could be a way to say thank you and to get more people interested in your GDD Template.
But if there is a inconvenient, i will remove it ASAP.
Thanks again! Keep doin' great stuff! :D

I'm glad you like the template! Thanks for sharing a link on your blog. I appreciate any exposure to it.

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Well done, extremely usefull, massive thanks.

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This is really great.  I'm definitely going to use this in planning my future games.  Thanks for putting it together!

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This is pure gold!

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Oh, I found a fix for my problem! Since I use Windows 10 I searched for Default Programs in the task bar and manually chose what file types are opened by what programs. :)

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I would love to use this template but, while I understand it requires Microsoft Word to open, I do not own Microsoft Word, or any other Microsoft Office products. I use LibreOffice for my work, so I am unable to open the files. :c

It's opens perfectly on Libre Office Version: 5.1.6.2
Maybe check you settings :)

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I found a fix, as mentioned in my comment above the original.

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Thanks!

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Thank You!