How to use the design document

Reading a design document is no longer chore. With the ability to easily jump between sections and interact with content by posting comments, Wiki technology turns a design document into an experience. Here are a few tips on how to get the most from this experience.

Book-like navigation

Book-like navigation allows you to flip through the pages of the wiki in a linear fashion, just as if you were reading a book.

At the bottom of most pages is the book navigation bar:


Click on the 'previous section' to go back a page. Click on the 'next section' to go forwards a page. Click on the top index to view the chapter index that is most relevant to the page you are currently viewing.

Breadcrumb navigation

The top area of most pages contains a breadcrumb navigation system.
This allows you to see where in hierarchy of the design document you are.


For example, the above bar shows that you are reading the Outer World Attraction 1 - Atoms page of the Small Player Spaces section, which belongs to the Spaces The Player Can Access section, which itself is part of the Gameplay Mechanics chapter.

You can click on the links in the breadcrumb bar to move back up the hierarchy. In the example above, clicking on the Small Player Spaces link would return you to the Small Player Spaces section.

Free Navigation

Free Navigation allows you to read the design document in any order you wish. All key terms are displayed a links or as image symbols. Simply click on the link/image to view the page where the term was first introduced.

This is particularly useful if you are not reading the design document in order, as it ensures that you do not miss out the explanations of key concepts. After reading the linked page, simply hit the back button in your browser to return to the page you were previously viewing.


Most images can be clicked on.

If the image is a symbol, clicking on it will take you to an explanation of the symbol. Simply press the back button in your browser to return to the page you were previously viewing.

If the image is an item of concept art, clicking on it will display it separately at a bigger size. Again, the back button the browser can be used to return to the previous page.


Most pages have a "Post Comments" box.
You can use this box to any post comments you have about the page. You do not need to register.
Although you can use an alias, it would be preferred if you used your real name.

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