Streamlined Strategies: The Power of Clean and Simple UI/UX Design in Gaming
UI/UX for Total Tanks Generals game

As an UI designer for games, I often get to create interfaces with intricate decorations and visually stunning graphics that require the skills of an artist, craftsman, and occasionally a UX designer. However, for this particular game, my focus was on enhancing the user experience. The UI needed to be straightforward and universally understandable.
In designing the UI/UX for Total Tanks Generals, I took full advantage of Figma's capabilities.
The UI graphics were so minimalist that, with few exceptions, there was no need to use typical tools such as Photoshop.
A clear and simple UI and UX are crucial components of any strategic video game. In a genre where players are required to make complex decisions and manage various resources, a well-designed interface can make all the difference between a smooth and enjoyable gameplay experience, or a frustrating and confusing one.
First and foremost, the UI should be easy to navigate and visually appealing. Players should be able to access all necessary information and controls quickly and without confusion. A good strategy game UI should be designed with the player in mind and should aim to minimize cognitive load as much as possible. This means avoiding cluttered screens and too many options, and instead, opting for a clean and minimalist design.
A clear and simple UX should also take into account the player's cognitive abilities. This means making sure that the game's mechanics and interface are intuitive and easy to understand. New players should be able to jump in and start playing without needing to read through lengthy tutorials or manuals. An effective tutorial system can help players learn the game mechanics step-by-step, and a well-designed help system can provide support and guidance throughout the game.
Furthermore, a good strategy game UI should offer the player multiple ways to access important information. This can be achieved through a variety of means, such as tooltips, visual cues, and contextual menus. These features should be designed to provide the player with the information they need, without overwhelming them with unnecessary detail.
In summary, a clear and simple UI and UX are essential for any strategic video game. By keeping the player's cognitive abilities in mind and designing an interface that is easy to navigate, visually appealing, and intuitive, developers can provide players with a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience.
About This Game
Total Tank Generals needs you! Take command of an army during World War II and lead them to victory. Strategize your way through many scenarios and real historical military campaigns of past generals - such as Patton, Zhukov, and Rommel.

The game welcomes novice strategy players with its user-friendly mechanics, but also offers deep, strategic turn-based gameplay for seasoned veterans or those looking for a challenge!


Decide how to compose your forces from dozens of unit options, carefully position and manoeuvre them on the battlefield to take advantage of the terrain, encircling and breaking enemy units.

Choose when to expend your ammo on all out assaults with no regard to combat losses and when to wait, replenish your supplies and ambush the enemy. If all else fails, call in air support to conduct recon missions, paradrops, or full-on bombardment.

Total Tank Generals features an innovative way of stacking units and mixing their features and abilities. This makes it unique amongst other strategy games, adding an additional tactical layer to deciding how best to array your units for battle.

Every army has its own selection of units to fill all battlefield roles and let you forge your own razor-sharp fighting force. Your units’ in-game statistics reflect the strengths and weaknesses of their historical counterparts fighting in various theatres of WWII.

Immerse yourself in the history of the largest military conflict to date and follow in the footsteps of the greatest military leaders across multiple continents and battles.

Presenting war from the perspective of the most famous generals of WWII, Total Tank Generals offers a strong historical approach for both casual strategy gamers and hardcore WWII enthusiasts. All of this is delivered in an entertaining and comprehensible package depicting historical events in a realistic documentary-like manner.

Total Tank Generals offers extensive support for modding and map-making with Steam Workshop. The map editor offers easy and intuitive creation of new campaign missions and standalone scenarios to share with the community.

Modding support allows for easy tweaks to stats and mechanics, adding new units, or even changing visuals to create whole new universes to explore in game.