Unprompted Actions

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The Unprompted Actions pattern is a game-level pattern and is not to be confused with code-level pattern.


A player cannot progress in a game. There is one or more logical actions, but the player hasn't been given reason to try them.

Pattern Removal

Here is a list of suggestions for the author that will remove the anti-pattern from the scene:

  • Add hints in room and object descriptions that will make the action reasonable and one that will produce a game progressing result.