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The #1 Skill for Game Designers and How to Practice It

The presentation I gave at the Korea Games Conference 2014, discussing the importance of having a proper communication methodology in game design (specifically the AGE and 6-11 Framework, which are also integrated in the One Page GDD format proposed by Stone Librande).

Board Games
Board Games

Video Games And The Door Problem

“So what does a game designer do? Are you an artist? Do you design characters and write the story? Or no, wait, you’re a programmer?”<p><i>This blog post</i> …

Game Development

Tracer & Pose Design 101 - The Animation of Overwatch - Extra Frames

Telling Stories with Systems | Game Maker's Toolkit

8 Game Elements to Make Learning Fun

Brainstorming in 5 Easy Steps: The Story of a New Game Character

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Controllers Control Everything | Game Maker's Toolkit

For Sid Meier, good game design is invisible game design

<i>"Our role as designers is to kind of fade into the background and let you express your ideas and strategies and personality in the game."</i><p>- Sid Meier, …

Game Design

How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days

Here's a crazy game idea: Drag trash-talkin' gobs of goo to build a giant tower higher and higher. They squirm and giggle and climb upward over the …

Game Development

‘Pac-Man’ Creator Toru Iwatani Shares His Original Sketches for the Iconic Video Game

The Dutch game development magazine Control invited Japanese game designer and <i>Pac-Man</i> creator, Toru Iwatani, to speak at the Netherlands-based …

Retrogaming

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

The current table-gaming renaissance boasts some of the best designers in the world. Digital games can’t let these inventions slip them by<p>Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s …

Board Games

How Plants vs. Zombies ' designer got his mom to play

<i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> designer George Fan shares techniques he used to teach game mechanics suitable to make hardcore players and non-gamers, like his …

Game Design

Why is Clash Of Clans' so popular?

Supercell<p>"Clash of Clans" is a powerhouse of an app, and its players are as hardcore as they come.<p>Since its release in 2012, "Clash of Clans" has dominated Apple's App Store, quickly climbing the ranks and <b></b>claiming the title of No.1 highest-grossing app overall.<p>In 2013, its development studio, …

New Jersey

How To Convert Your Startup Into A Brand In 2015

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>With 2015 making its headway, the challenges and competition for start-ups are only going to get hard-edged. …

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

Parenting

The Top 13 Ways to Succeed by 25

Living in your early twenties is fun.<p>…A lot of fun.<p>From 18 to 25 you’re constantly moving around, meeting new people, and testing the waters as a …