Video game design resources

The focus of these articles, videos and tutorials is on video game design. You can read about what a designer does, how to find education as a designer and more.

So what is a game designer? That question has a lot of different answers because there are many types of game design jobs, roles and titles. Game designers function like engineers, don't necessarily have to have programming or scripting experience or art experience. They focus on game play , interfaces, and levels. They are visionaries.

Some example positions would include:

  • Lead Designer: Supervises the game design team, the documentation and the level design
  • Interface designer: designs the interface
  • Level Designer: designs the levels

I have an idea for a game!

I also have a tutorial that shows you how a video game is designed. This is an overview of the step by step process from idea to game. It's a nice way to see the big picture and some of the important steps in how a game is designed: A look at game design

 

 

Game Design Videos

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Creativity and writing for video games

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