Tag: Game Design


Games for Change Offering $10K Prize For Game About Migration

Games for Change, in partnership with the Migration Policy Institute, is offering a $10,000 prize for games about migrant…

Applications Open for Amplifying New Voices Video Game Workshop

Amplifying New Voices is a full-day workshop that focuses on hands-on training for applicants from diverse backgrounds. The workshop…
Meg Jayanth

icon10 Ways to Make Your Game More Diverse

In this GDC 2016 talk, 80 Days narrative designer Meg Jayanth shares some useful information on how to make…
Catherine Woolley

Catherine Woolley on Her Rise Within Game Design

Catherine Woolley has achieved a tremendous amount since graduating University in 2009. After receiving a First Class Honors degree in Computer…
Gillian Smith

Gillian Smith on Making Games with Craft and Code

Gillian Smith never thought she could do art. Now, she does it constantly with the help of an unlikely…
Tropes vs. Women in Video Games: Are Women Too Hard to Animate?

iconTropes vs. Women in Video Games: Are Women Too Hard to Animate?

This episode of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games examines the general lack of female representation among standard enemies…

Why 2D Game Design (Still) Has an Important Role to Play

At a time when even most high-level indies incorporate three-dimensional design into their games, it’s easy to see two-dimensional…
Xandra van Wijk

Xandra van Wijk on Building a Career in Game Design

Xandra van Wijk didn’t set out to be a games designer. That makes her current role at King Games…
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Tropes vs. Women in Video Games: Lingerie is Not Armor

iconTropes vs. Women in Video Games: Lingerie is Not Armor

This episode explores the ways in which female characters are frequently placed in wildly impractical, sexualizing outfits specifically designed…
Jane Ng on Making the World of Firewatch

iconJane Ng on Making the World of Firewatch

In this 2016 GDC talk, Campo Santo’s Jane Ng breaks down the art production challenges encountered when making Firewatch, and…

Blizzard Removing Overwatch Tracer Pose Over Complaint

Blizzard‘s Overwatch, which is still in beta, has recently gotten new skins and victory poses. One of which caused…
Dragon Age Inquisition

The 9 Questions About Romance and Sexuality in Video Game Development That…

I had the honor of attending the IGDA Romance and Sexuality SIG Roundtable last week at GDC 2016, hosted by…
Quantum Break

Why Video Games are Failing as Art

The central commandment of art is to make new—whether that means creating something never seen before, or making familiar…
Ashley Williams in Mass Effect

5 Female Video Game Character Designs That Missed The Point

I wrote about female character designs I like a while ago, so I decided to follow up with a…
Mariel Cartwright on Making Fluid and Powerful Animations for Skullgirls

Mariel Cartwright on Making Fluid and Powerful Animations for Skullgirls

How do you get the clearest, most fluid animation in a 2D game and make it work with responsive…
Kathryn Storm

Xbox Designer Kathryn Storm on Design, Process and GeekGirlCon

Working in the gaming industry is a goal for many of us, but for such a competitive field it…

Udemy offering 17,000 courses for only $10 each, including game development courses

Udemy, an online learning marketplace, is offering more than 17,000 courses for just $10, many of them at a huge…

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