What is a MOBA? As gamers, we happen to be pretty familiar with them, even if we’ve never actually played one. MOBA stands for ‘Multiplayer Online Battle Arena’. MOBAs make up a large chunk of the gaming population, originally spawning from real-time strategy games. Blizzard played a large role in the story of MOBA games […]
What's Going on in Gaming Today?
Over the last 20 years the popularity of video games has significantly increased, completely changing the entertainment industry.
With improvements in technology and the growth of Esports, video games have finally taken the center stage. With that growth, the need for smart and creative video game designers, developers, and artists has risen to an all-time high.
Check out some popular gaming industry articles:
- Top 10 Books for Game Design
- The Rise of Women in Gaming
- How to Become a Video Game Tester
- The 50 Greatest Video Game Characters ... Ever!
- Game Design Youtube Channels
Games that used to take 3-10 people to create, now take more than 100 and costs tens of millions of dollars. Even games designed for mobile devices can take years to create. But with so much money on the line (billions), it's more important than ever to produce something special.
With all that's changing it can be a little difficult to figure out where you fit in. For those interested in getting an education, becoming a professional game designer, or making games from home, we've organized our gaming industry archives to help you take the next step.
The Fun Side of Gaming:
We know that gaming is evolving constantly. With the way things are going, it seems that the controller may become an artifact of gaming, much like the joystick from the 1970s and 1980s. How could such a thing happen? Controllers are essential. Well, if these virtual reality companies have anything to say about it, our […]
Everyone knows that gaming isn’t just a fun pastime, but also a viable career. If you’re a professional gamer, you could make an obscene amount of money competitive gaming, Twitch streaming, creating ‘Let’s Plays’, and making yourself a brand name to your fans. People know of Ninja and Fornite, PewDiePie on YouTube, but what about […]
In just a few short decades, the video game industry has undergone dramatic change both technologically and culturally, and the pace of that change is only accelerating. Today, matches taking place between the best players on popular games like Fortnite and League of Legends are broadcast live to millions, while thousands fill stadiums to cheer […]
Online gaming forums have been a staple to the Internet since its inception. Gamers could get together and talk shop, provide walkthroughs for those tough to get through sections of their favorite game, and swap tips and tricks. Video game forums are bigger than ever, with multiple avenues for people to interact with their fellow […]
With video games becoming so ubiquitous now, and kids from the ages of 3 to 13 spend so much of their time on them, it might seem like you’re getting further away from their interests. Don’t fret though, because we’ve compiled a list that we believe both you and your kid will love playing. Sure, […]
VR Virtual Reality used to be an optimistic, fanciful vision of the future—something that belonged in movies and the imagination of the viewer. However, with new ideas over the past decade, things like the Oculus Rift, VR is now becoming a very real, viable option for entertainment, namely gaming. Related: How Virtual Reality Might Impact […]
In today’s world, we’re always trying to improve ourselves and our performance. While many take part in gym visits, running, sports, writing workshops, and book clubs, where do you get a hold of something that will enhance things like your IQ, memory, and coordination? If you’re a gamer like me, your hand-eye coordination is second […]
Indie games have really been knocking it out of the park, lately. But they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. This showcase looks at five indie games of varying levels of popularity that you may have missed. We take a look at what the game is all about, who developed it, sometimes looking at […]
Easter Eggs need no introduction! You’re not here for our eggy pandering, you just want the yolk! Feast, dear reader. Gorge yourself on these Eggs: The Very First Easter Egg If you know video game history (or SPOILER ALERT recently saw Ready Player One) you’re familiar with the Easter Egg hidden in Adventure on the […]
The better title might be a lack of diversity in video games. Historically, the video game industry has been dominated by white men. There are a number of reasons for this and every once in a while we see pieces of it in internet arguments. Some claim the culture isn’t welcoming because it’s sexist and […]
Disclaimer: Speculating Cryptocurrency is risky and none of the information provided in this article should be considered financial advice. Even if you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about cryptocurrency, bitcoin, blockchain, or some other “latest craze” jargon. Cryptocurrency means different things to different people. Some people love it. Other people are afraid of […]
Has your system been compromised? Yes. You… Your computer is hacked. You are being used. You are BOTNET. Shutting down. Just kidding! Your computer clearly isn’t shutting down, and we can’t say for sure whether or not your computer is actually hacked… It’s the kind of thing most people don’t worry about on a daily […]
Copyright is a mysterious, scary zone. You don’t want to steal someone else’s game and get whacked with a lawsuit. And you don’t want anybody to steal your game, either. A quick preface here–we’re not lawyers. If you have actual, pressing legal concerns, you should seek out the appropriate professional help. This guide is intended […]
100 Funny Minecraft Memes 1. Minecraft has never … 2. Too much Minecraft … 3. Cell, the first known … 4. Minecraft Problems 5. Make cool trap room … 6. Wall-E playing Minecraft … 7. You know it’s time to quit when … 8. Never dig straight down. […]
You might be here for inspiration. You might be here for empowerment. You might be here for…something else. In any case, we’re bringing the heat on some top-notch games and apps. Aside from being great, they have one more thing in common—they were designed by women. Why is that awesome? Because…According to the 2014/2015 Diversity […]
Critics on Rotten Tomatoes are not kind to video game movies. It could be because the critics have a chip on their shoulder, or the audience reviewers weren’t fans of the franchise, or because the movie was bad. Even our love for a franchise can’t always overcome the painful experience of watching our favorite characters […]
Sometimes Facebook feels like the wild west of the internet. Sure, it’s brought millions of people together and lets your grandma connect with her grade school boyfriend… But westward expansion also brought people together and let them connect with…a sometimes brutal end (Red Dead 2, here we go). Facebook is seen these days as a […]
The Red Dead Redemption Pimped Out Ride In honor of the second installment of the incredible Red Dead Redemption franchise, we thought it’d be good to start out with a thumpy jaunt down memory lane. Red Dead Redemption is a real blast, and is wonderfully executed in so many ways…but things can still go […]
It’s simple really. We like Zelda, and we really like memes. So let’s put them together and laugh at one of our favorite games (and characters) of all time. We’ve done this before with Mario, and video games in general (Part 1, Part 2). If there are any specific meme lists you’d be interested in […]
Have you heard any of those theories about how the world we live in isn’t actually “base reality?” Basically, what we think of as “real life” is just a hyper-realistic simulation that the more advanced version of us built, and we live in it? It’s kind of crazy, but when Elon Musk says it’s most […]
Here at gamedesinging.org we’ll occasionally take a break from the technical aspects of making games and have some fun. Today, we’ve combined two of our favorite things; Mario and Memes. Mario is awesome, and memes make us laugh. So it seemed natural to combine the two. So we set out to collect, curate, and republish […]
“You can do it!” You don’t need to be an Adam Sandler fan to appreciate the inspirational power behind Rob Schneider’s motivational mantra. Life can inspire you. It can push you to take on new challenges. Be a better version of yourself. Start a band. Lose some weight. Find a significant other. Or build a […]
Designing a game can be a struggle. There are a lot of moving parts. If you aren’t on top of your organization, you’re toast. Staying organized can be a real struggle… Luckily for disorganized (and organized) game developers everywhere, there are tools that can help. Software like excel and google docs let you collaborate with […]
What Is Game UI? User interface. Where does one even begin when discussing the user interface? Perhaps we should start with what it is? It’s basically the parts of your game the user interacts with in order to play your game. It’s everything about the controls and the screens that the player interacts with in […]