It’s something we’d all like to do, I’m sure. We play our favorite games and would love to be in the creative process. Who doesn’t want to build a rich gaming world like World of Warcraft? How do you become a game developer? You need an education or certification background in specific technological fields of […]
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Below you'll find our archives of all posts written about learning game design. More specially, learning how to design games for fun, for-profit, or professionally with a world-renown design studio. Regardless of your age, location, or skill level, we've got you covered. We've got articles for middle schoolers just starting, as well as advanced guides for seasoned pros.
Some of our most popular gaming career guides include:
- Want to become a video game Tester? It's simple, but not easy. (Learn how)
- 50 Super Studios! The Video Game Development Companies Crushing it in 2021
- 6 Steps to Design Your Own Video Games (2021 Beginners Guide)
- 10 Awesome Game Design Blogs & Websites (For New Game Designers)
- Find Out if A Career in Game Design is Right For You (Must Love Video Games!)
- Video Game Design Internship: Pros vs Cons, Application Process, Local vs Global
Storyboard Artists and the Key Role they Play in Pitching Your Video Game Idea
Are you a comic book fan? Have you been drawing since a young age? Or maybe you just started and you’re actually pretty decent at it! A career as a storyboard artist is hard to get, but if it’s what you know you want to do, you shouldn’t let anything stop you. This job profile […]
Unleash The Video Game Developer in You!
The Video Game Developer–an elusive, tempting career. Whether you’ve been coding since you were born, or been gaming since your thumbs were long enough, it’s time to do some exploring. This job profile guide is going to take a look into the lives of game developers. We’ll peel back the curtain and see what actually […]
10 Tips To Crush Your Gaming Job Interview
As more college graduates apply to jobs every year, the gaming industry only gets more and more competitive. So if you’re one of the lucky few that manage to get a phone or in-person interview at a game studio, know that how well you prepare can play a big part in getting the gig or […]
The Many Hats of A Video Game Creative Director: Decision-Maker, Asset Manager, & More
Video games’ ‘creative director’ is a relatively new job title. The term comes from the shift from publishers to studios for the management of a game. Not all studios hire a creative director, instead choosing to distribute the work between the game’s leads (lead designer, lead artist, lead programmer, etc.). Those studios that do hire […]
Got A New Video Game To Promote? Here Are Budget-Friendly Tips To Market Your Game
Games are everywhere. They’re on your phone, they’re on your tablet, they’re on your computer, they’re on your tv, they’re on your kitchen table. They’re everywhere. In a market with so much great content, how do you get your game out in front of the people who want to play it? If you’re a AAA […]
Strong Cities for Gaming Careers
You thought you had solved the hardest question when you decided what you wanted to do — design games. Now you’re here because you’re realizing that deciding what to do wasn’t the hardest part…instead, it’s where to do it. We hear from you. Ask five different people and they will each have different parameters they […]
7 Video Game Conventions To Look Forward To Every Year
Game conventions have only been growing in popularity as games have become a ubiquitous feature on our media landscape. Gathering in a shared location with other superfans of a particular game or genre of game can be a rewarding and valuable experience for many. There are a ton of video game conventions out there. Here […]
The Most Popular Game Development Software
What software is used to develop games? There are so many tools and pieces of software for robust game design right at your fingertips! We’re living in truly amazing times; the internet is host to all kinds of excellent software to help game designers of all calibers make their very own games. Well, which platform […]
How Hard is video Game Design to Learn?
While game design might seem like an easy profession … We all picture game designers sitting around on bean bags bouncing ideas off each other. It’s actually difficult to get into and even more difficult to remain at the top. Designers come and go, which makes the job very transient; employers are quick to drop you […]
Level Up Your Skills With These Game Development Podcasts
There is something satisfying about sitting down and listening to someone talk about something you love. Video games are no different, and there is no shortage of podcasts out there where people talk about video games, game design, game development, and anything else related to games. Something for All Ages and Skill-levels Some focus on […]
Top 10 Game Programming Languages: The Beginner’s Guide
It’s a fact that game designers, on occasion, may be asked to do a little video game programming. This comes down to entry-level game designers often switching their positions in teams, and the nature of design teams being very fluid. It is not unusual for designers to step in and code part of a game, […]
How to Build a Game Design Portfolio
If you’ve ever asked a professor or game developer what steps you should take to get hired by a game company, chances are they’ve mentioned a game design portfolio at some point. Since making games is a costly and challenging endeavor, game studios are very careful about who they hire to join their teams. In other […]
How to Choose the Best Video Game Engine
Game engines make awesome video games possible. By combining coding skill and imagination, anything is possible when using a top of the line gaming engine. But first, for those unfamiliar, it raises the question: What is a game engine exactly? What is a Game Engine? A game engine is an architecture that developers use to […]
How to Navigate the Game Design Job Market
The video game industry is one of the few markets that continue to grow, even during economic recessions. The cause may be the fact that as technology advances, new and exciting ways to deliver entertainment keep users coming back for more. Luckily, this means that jobs are opening up all over the place for video […]
High School Classes for Gaming
It pays to start thinking about your career early. If you’re already thinking you want to become a game designer when you’re still in high school, you’ve probably got a good idea of how you see your life playing out. But if you don’t, and are struggling to come up with which classes to take […]
What Does a Lead Video Game Designer Do?
When I say ‘lead game designer’, you probably think of yourself, at some point in the indeterminate future, sitting on a beanbag bouncing ideas off colleagues and waiting for the exact moment to pitch the perfect game idea that you’ve had circling in the back of your head for years. Well, while some of us […]
Do Pro Game Designers Need College?
Many people believe that you’d be required to earn a college degree in order to become a video game designer. For the most part, this is true. Most game designers have a degree in video games design or a related discipline (like computer science). But there are more and more routes opening up to people […]
Guide to Game Art and Becoming a Video Game Art Designer
What is Game Art? Game art is the visual elements you see while playing a game. Without visual game artists, a game would be nothing more than ideas in a designer’s head. Common visual elements provided by game artists: Concept art Sprites Character models Environments And more … A game art designer works closely with […]