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Game Design: Creating A System Formula – 101

Published on 2013-08-22, by in Game Design.

In my last article “You are a Game Designer – So what do you do” I dropped a piece of information saying people should learn about the Fibonacci series, but I didn’t reveal it or why it mattered. The idea of course is that people who didn’t know it already would go look it up

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You are a Game Designer – So what do you do?

Published on 2013-08-20, by in Game Design, Personal.

Is being a Game Designer the most mysterious job in the universe? I have the wonderful pleasure of introducing myself as a Game Designer. But then comes the follow up question. “What does a game designer do”? Surprisingly that’s a very hard questions to answer. And if I can’t answer it, if it confuses me

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How to fail @ Hiring Designers

Published on 2013-08-05, by in Game Design.

Hiring a great Game Designer must be hard. In fact hiring for any “creative” role such as writing or art is a unique challenge, because theoretically the more “creative” a person is the less technical they should be.  It’s a classic left brain vs right brain conundrum. <I don’t actually believe this anymore. Technical knowledge comes from experience.>

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Lucky Day – Shiny New Centavo’s for my Game Design kit!

Published on 2013-05-30, by in Game Design, Personal, Travel.

Thank you BPI (Bank Philippines Islands) I have been searching high and low for these coins! I went in banks, I called banks, I charmed, I begged. No one would give them up. The banks here are hoarding these little coins.  But today I walked into the BPI branch at a mall, I didn’t feel much hope

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What it takes to be a Game Designer

Published on 2013-05-22, by in Game Design.

Perfect! They really nailed it, I don’t think I could explain it any better.

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Creating a Game Design Document by Brenda Brathwaite

Published on 2013-05-09, by in Game Design.

Her article is 5 years old now but is still holds great advice and teachings on how to write a good game design document. “Before you start writing, consider is your audience. Many new designers write documents as if they’re being written for gamers instead of a programmer who’s tired, annoyed and up at 3

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Video Tutorial: How To Make The Best Game Design Document (GDD)

Published on 2013-05-03, by in Game Design, Tutorial.

  Having a well written, detailed and structured Game Design Document (GDD) is important for any game project. This will help you collaborate better with your team and ultimately make better games. So now I am going to show you the way I make a GDD from the very beginning so it stays structured, quick

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This comic hits the nail on the head don’t you think?

Published on 2013-05-01, by in Game Design, Personal.

Just replace the words “artist” with “Game Designer” Nice one Lauren!

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Video Tutorial: How to come up with game ideas www.budleiser.com

Published on 2013-04-30, by in Game Design, Tutorial.

Free Game Designer Tutorials at www.budleiser.com Coming up with new features, mechanics and ideas for games can be fun and rewarding. Watch this tutorial to learn the 5 key ways to come up with new ideas for your games.

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New Tutorial – Game Designer Tools: SWOT Test

Published on 2013-04-30, by in Game Design, Tutorial.

Learn what a SWOT test is and how to use it when designing games and features. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEZhfn5hidk

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