Chris Masterton

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HR Giger: artist whose biomechanical art had vast influence on game design

The Swiss sci-fi surrealist, who has died aged 74, created provocative and sometimes hyper-sexualised monster designs that made a lasting impression on video game designers<p>• Sci-fi surrealist HR Giger, creator of Alien visions, dies in fall<p>• HR Giger's alien vision: in pictures<p>The artist HR Giger, …

Five Things Game Designers Can Teach eLearning Designers

Game designers continually create engaging, dynamic experiences for players. What if eLearning developers could take some of those ideas and techniques and apply them to our own eLearning design and development?<p>Participants in this session will learn the five elements that game designers include in …

Xbox One creator: how to design a games console

Carl Ledbetter led the team that designed Microsoft's latest games console. But how did he set out to create a games machine? And did he mean the new Kinect to look like a smiling face?<p>You might not know Carl Ledbetter by name but you'll have seen his work. After all, it's plastered across …

Threes!, Monument Valley and more games win Apple Design Awards

Nearly half of the of the 12 apps lauded in the Apple Design Awards 2014 are iOS games, the company revealed during its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference.<p>Apple bestows the awards on "exceptional" apps that combine "design and technology in creative, compelling and powerful ways." The five …

SpyParty designer says three-way diversity is vital to the game

<i>SpyParty</i> benefits from three instances of diversity, and all of them are vital to the game's continued health and success, said developer Chris Hecker in an interview with Kotaku.<p><i>SpyParty</i> is a video game version of the Turing test: One player attempts to replicate AI movements while completing …

Game Designer Provides In-Depth Analysis Of How Perfectly Crafted Super Mario Bros Level 1-1 Was

This is a video of game designer Dan "OtherDan" Emmons' analysis of the level design of Super Mario Bros World 1-1 and how perfect it is. WELL WHY …