While there are a ton of options when it comes to designing your own game, which engine do you choose? What if you don’t want to get all mixed up learning a new coding language that seems way too complicated? Why not explore your options in HTML5? That’s right, and you can still make some […]
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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.
Card games are and have always been immensely popular. You can see the wildly different iterations of old favorites like Go Fish and Apples to Apples even today. Building on a proven formula is a tried and true method. Like video games and other forms of interactive media, card games have evolved with the times. […]
What It Means to Draw Video Games If you’re reading this, chances are, you are of the camp that believes video games are art (they are!). To prove our point, we’ll tell you about how video game art has some striking parallels with the world of traditional and classical art. While game graphics and art […]