Research is critical and must be accurate

First Row Software’s The Honeymooners game took a great license and produced a game with poor gameplay. The game was designed with several mini-games featuring Ralph and Ed. One game had Ralph driving the streets of New York in his bus picking up various passengers throughout the city. For some reason, the designers had Groucho Marx as one of the random passengers. This gimmick not only added nothing to the game, but the publisher was in violation of copyright and trademark infringements since they had not received permission to use Groucho.

Research and double-check your sources for story lines, artwork, and sound (especially sound bites).

Lesson: Research is critical and must be accurate. Don’t take anything for granted.

Game Design Foundations Roger E. Pedersen (2004)