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Game Design Industry

Game Developers as Rock Stars

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One of the last things a game design student can hope to experience when they enter the gaming industry is stardom. Game developers are finding out that it is exactly the opposite now. To walk out onto a stage and hear the cheers of fans as they unveil their latest “hit” is a common occurrence. Game design students understand that ... Read More »

Game Design and its Effect on Education

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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 »

Big Independent Gaming Companies

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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 »

Game Design Degree Watch – Crowdfunding

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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

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584 million people are active on Facebook.com 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

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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 »

Teaching in Games Done Right

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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 »

Game Design Degree Watch – Next Generation of Gaming

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There is no more exciting time for gamers, game design students, and developers than the launch of a new generation of consoles. With Nintendo’s Wii U already on the market, the eighth generation of home consoles has officially begun. Tons of new design opportunities wait in the new generation and each new console comes with a flock of new developers. Read More »

Game Design for the College Student

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Gamers are used to munching down ramen and living on a shoe-string budget to feed their gaming addiction. Developers and game design students on the other hand are looking to create a career out of game development and if they are spending more money on games and the programs used to make games, they might consider a career change. Following ... Read More »

Game Design Conventions/Conferences

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Game development and the world of game design have become so large that people are willing to fill entire halls to gather and showcase their work, to learn from one another, and to network. Game development conferences started out as early as 1988 and have since grown to include major press outlets and to have gamers waiting for the latest ... Read More »