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Check Out this Amazing Hearthstone UI Panel at the GDC 2015

by - 7 years ago

The fine people at Gamespot have uploaded the Hearthstone Panel at GDC 2015 and it’s all about the User Interface (UI) and how it is one of Hearthstone’s key components. I’d certainly classify it as a must watch, if anything so you can see what Hearthstone used to be in the early development stages. The entire presentation is pretty well done and discusses a variety of UI-related topics, this one is definitely worth its thirty minute length.

Quick Recap

  • Many core principles of Hearthstone Design were actually influenced by UI Considerations.
  • They really like how “Physical” the interface is.
  • It was a while before they came with the idea of opening this gamebox and playing on a tavern.
  • Decks used to be 60 cards.
  • Hearthstone for Phones is coming soon.
  • They are considering adding extra deck slots.

 

If I haven’t convinced you of watching this video yet, take a look at the stills below.

 

HearthstoneInTheForest

Hearthstone was not always played inside the tavern.

And Hearthstone wasn't always Hearthstone.

And Hearthstone wasn’t always Hearthstone.

But arena used to be an actual arena.

But arena used to be an actual arena.

SearchingForOpponent

This kind of explains how you could end up playing in a forest

OldHearthstone

Thank god we evolved from this

I'm also thankful that you can no longer interrupt your opponent's turn.

I’m also thankful that you can no longer interrupt your opponent’s turn.


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JR Cook

JR has been writing for fan sites since 2000 and has been doing Blizzard Exclusive fansites since 2003. He helped co-found BlizzPro in 2013. You can hear JR every week talk about Hearthstone on the Well Met Podcast published on iTunes.


0 responses to “Check Out this Amazing Hearthstone UI Panel at the GDC 2015”

  1. Nuclein says:

    wow. Looks interesting.