I remember days gone by at elementary school when we would all file into the computer lab. We would all get a computer and boot up educational games like Math Blaster and Oregon Trail. Although these were very primitive titles, with the educational aspect, (in my view), taking the backseat to the fun, they still […]
Knowledge is Power - Learn Digital Design
These archives include all posts related to learning video game design, game development, and art as it applies to games and apps.
We've included our own in-depth tutorials and guides, as well as links to to some of our favorite online resources for you to continue your education. You can find recommended game design college programs here.
If you're brand new to game design and development start with the posts listed below, these are our most popular articles from this category. Once you get a basic idea of what you're looking for, then you can navigate through the rest of our posts.
Some Popular articles from this category:
- What is a Game Design Document?
- How to Start Designing Video Game Characters?
- 50 Amazing Game Design Tutorials (Hand-Picked)
- The 10 Best Video Game Engines
- Unity Game Engine Tutorials
If you’re new to the game and are unsure of what tools or software to get started with, I suggest reading a few of the “Tools Tutorials” and "Development Guides".
The "Tools Tutorials" go into the specifics of each popular game design/development tool.
The "Development Guides" are a more general approach to game design. Here you'll learn more about the themes, and strategies you can utilize when creating your game. It's less technical, but very important.
From these guides you can get a better idea of what’s the best fit for you.
Our 'Tools Tutorials' series:
Our series on Video Game Development:
- Game Sizing and Scale
- Creating Game Plot and Narrative
- Using Physics in Your Game
- How Hard Should Your Game Be?
- Video Game Level Design
- How to Design Characters
Take your time when going through these articles. Take notes when you need to, and send us a message if you have any questions or requests for new content.
In a world of snap decisions, first impressions, and endless visual stimuli vying for our attention, there had to be a way for game devs to quickly grab your attention. One solution: the game icon. Game icons show up on all kinds of platforms: They’re on your computer desktop or menu bar, representing the games […]
Coursera is an online platform that provides university-caliber educational content in a convenient, accessible, low-cost digital environment. Coursera’s founding story is a cool one—two Stanford Computer Science professors “wanted to share their knowledge and skills with the world.” When they put their courses online and open to anyone, they “taught more learners in a few […]