A question as old as games themselves (well, maybe the question wasn’t always asked…). Easy, Medium, Hard, Extreme, Nightmare–many games present players with a sliding scale of difficulty. The designers give players the choice over their level of challenge. Sometimes adjusting difficulty isn’t an option. In online multiplayer games, for example, the difficulty is largely […]
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.
A whole new world! Don’t you dare close your eyes…. Any Aladdin fans out there? No? What’s the latest Disney focus–live action Beauty and the Beast? We’re out of touch. Out of touch is not where you want to be when you’re designing levels. Luckily for you, we’ve decided to compile a list of tutorials […]
Character creation is your chance to let your imagination run wild. If you already have ideas, it’s easy to hit the ground running. If you don’t have ideas….well…. That can be a different story. We’ve put together a brief beginner’s guide to tutorials that will help you create characters. Some offer ideas for finding inspiration, […]