Hollow Knight: A lesson in Game Design

The main character and their nail

By today, you have probably already played or at least heard about Hollow Knight, an independent game developed through crowdfunding that turned out to be, in my humble opinion, one of the best in its generation. If you have not, let me warn you that this article might contain a few spoilers, so don´t proceed unless willing to face them.

As one of the finest examples of the metroidvania genre, Hollow Knight invites the…