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Quest Menu

Created by Jack Davies

14th June

The purpose of a quest menu is to display the current quest(s) available to track during gameplay.

Quest menus will often provide information on what the quest includes such as a backstory or description, the current objective(s) of the quest and what rewards to expect once complete.

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  • When to use

    • Popular with games that provide side quests, allowing players to choose a story path.
    • Use when listing the currently completed and replayable quests.
    • Use to keep track of current objectives achieved and outstanding objectives required to complete a quest.
  • Solution

    • Include an icon or visual contrast to indicate to users the currently tracked quest.
    • Icons or visual contrast for new quests to indicate a new playable quest is available to track.
    • Display checkpoints that belong to a quest, to show what stages of a quest have been complete and what stages remain before the quest is complete.
    • Include reward(s) received upon completion of quest.
    • Include difficulty of quest.

Game Examples:

Tap on or hover over an example thumbnail to view the context of the Quest Menu, if a screenshot exists.

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Age of Empires 2

  • PAYDAY: The Heist

  • Lord of the Rings online

  • Diablo III

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth

Technical Details

The player should be able to view the current quest that is being tracked and what is required for the quest to be complete on initial quest menu load.

It is often beneficial to separate both the list of available quests and the current focused quest information into a 2 column layout. As a player checks through the available quests in the 1st column, the information in the 2nd column will update with the quest selected or focused on in the 1st column.


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