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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

Like any other scoring mechanic, there's an element of social prestige. It takes some amount of skill to reach the end of the game, and doing it multiple times shows that you have a lot of skill. See ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

Expanding on crass_sandwich's point about 'numbers go up', specifically for idle / clicker / merge games, prestige mechanics allow the game creator to provide an extra 'layer of power', above what's ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

One aspect that I think makes "rebirth" useful, which I think is missed, is in a game with branching quests, skill trees, etc. Your players could just start a new game, sure - but sending ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

Sometimes, it helps to adjust a polynomial or exponential cost increase One of the clicker games I played in the past used what was probably initially a fairly reasonable curve of costs, but after ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

Rebirthing/prestige, often called a "soft reset", is a game mechanism that works like most other genres' unlockable content. However, unlike most other genres, the soft reset is usually ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

You've gotten some answers already, but I wanted to point out something extra: prestige is a trope of the incremental genre. In the majority of these games its how new features are unlocked, and I ...
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2 votes

What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

A "Rebirth" mechanic allows the games to avoid a "Killscreen" The other answers are relevant from a player's perspective, and a game designer's perspective, but there's another ...
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How do I go about creating an interesting progression for metal refinement for my automation RPG?

there's just too many options You don't need to add every single refinement to the game. Adds only refinement that is actually used to craft item in your game, and if you can, choose refinement that ...
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How do I go about creating an interesting progression for metal refinement for my automation RPG?

Looking at other games, there are a few factors that can be played with. -speed The speed at which a refiner can process inputs and produce and output. For most players, I think this is the core value ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

In Cookie Clicker specifically, the developer Orteil has stated there will only be 20 buildings (Version history for 2.052), so the only thing left is to buy more buildings and upgrades, which is ...
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What is the point of a "rebirth" mechanic in a game?

In a rogue-lite type game it allows the developer to force a new player into a narrow upgrade path for their first few runs through the game. This makes the learning curve at the start manageable. But ...
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