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Game Design and its Effect on Education


Game design students enroll into a game design school to learn how to make games, but do the games they make help anyone else learn? Teachers and students alike debate the effect that video games have on students and whether or not games made for education actually work. Read More »

Game Design Degree Tips for Entering College


Entering into college with the intention of receiving a game design degree is a wonderful first step for would-be game designers. But what do you do once you are in college? How do you make the most of your new world to be the best game developer you can be? Read More »

Big Independent Gaming Companies


Independently (indie) developed video games are on the rise. With great success stories like Minecraft (the million dollar hit) and Retro City Rampage (one man developed game come to life), gamers have fully embraced the indie game industry. The indie gaming market also represents a world of opportunity for prospective game designers. Read More »

Mythbusters – Three Game Design Degree Myths


If you have any interest in the gaming industry and/or acquiring a degree in game design, you must wonder what the purpose of your degree really is. You may have heard stories about indie developers making it big on their own or of big developers who skipped out on school. Those are the rare exceptions to the rule. What follows ... Read More »

Game Design Degree Mythbusters – Game Testing


Every young gamer who spent time to learn about the industry they’ve invested in probably had the same dream job. Game design degree students can probably attest to this dream as well. Game testing. A job where you can spend time with game developers, play video games, and all you have to do is make sure the game’s aren’t broken? Read More »

Game Design Degree Watch – Crowdfunding


You’re looking at getting a game design degree, you’ve got a great idea, and you have a team, but you don’t have the money to fund it. What can you do? Before three years ago, there was nothing that could be done for you. You would send your idea to a big developer and watch it get snatched away from ... Read More »

Social Game Design – An Inevitable Future


584 million people are active on on a daily basis, according to the website’s numbers as of September 30th, 2012. If Facebook were a country, this would rank Facebook as the third most populated country in the world, right behind China and India. While gamers moan and groan about the growth of gaming on social networks, it is hard ... Read More »

Story-Based Game Design: Movies Inspiring Developers


Video games used to be high-score tackling affairs with little to no story present in most developers initial game design. It was all about collecting coins and racking up points. While some games are still very much about reaching for the high score, there has been an evolution in game design that has pushed the gaming industry towards comparisons to ... Read More »

How to Become a Gaming Journalist


Game design degree students are probably looking towards a career in making games and while that’s to be expected, students should also pay attention to the world of gaming journalism as a. A number of websites and magazines exist for the sole purpose of covering the gaming industry in practically every manner possible. Game design students have a unique perspective ... Read More »

Teaching in Games Done Right


Game design degree students know the importance of teaching in gaming. Most of them grew up learning from gaming. But what does that mean for true education in gaming? Some people find that playing video games about things that a person can do in real life is unnecessary. They encourage gamers to actually go out and do these things instead ... Read More »