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The one-sentence "definition" that should be in italics.

Delivery consists of moving a certain game element to another specified game element or place within the game space.

Games which have goals consisting of moving one game element from one place to another may be complicated by only letting players be able to move the game element through the effect of other game elements. In these cases, the goals may be seen as making a Delivery of a game element by using other game elements.

This pattern is a still a stub.


Left 4 Dead series Assassin's Creed series

Football can be described as the task of delivering the ball into the other team's goal.

Capture the flag variants of first-person shooters such as the Quake series and Unreal Tournament series have the goal of gaining access of the other team's flag and carrying it to one's own capture point.



Using the pattern

Diegetic Aspects

Interface Aspects

Narration Aspects



Avatars Non-Player Characters Aim & Shoot MacGuffins Quests Movement Traverse Stealth Evade Guard Herd Artifact-Location Proximity Player-Location Proximity Check Points Gain Ownership

To inject into: Pick-Ups, Narration Structures

Can Instantiate

Goal Points

with ...

Can Modulate


Can Be Instantiated By


Can Be Modulated By


Possible Closure Effects


Potentially Conflicting With



An updated version of the pattern Delivery that was part of the original collection in the book Patterns in Game Design[1].


  1. Björk, S. & Holopainen, J. (2004) Patterns in Game Design. Charles River Media. ISBN1-58450-354-8.