Game Design Theory: The Game Designer
Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous boundaries. The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement, while in the previous centuries authors and artists were encouraged to "copy the masters as closely as possible" and avoid "unnecessary invention.
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[ What happens when designers have no clear career path, and there's no culture in the studio that helps nurture them? You get an old grumpy designer.
Some folks liken any discussion about “The Process” as ugly work akin to making sausage. Well, you’re not gonna get that here. Nope.
AUSTIN, Texas—"Complexity is easy. We can make anything complex," says Dave Hogue.
I believe that games should entertain players, while inspiring new perspectives and insights about the world around them.
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Super Metroid is mighty impressive in ways you may not notice, especially if you only played it as a teenager. Before entering the room containing the destructive Plasma Beam , there’s a pile of goo requiring several shots.
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Over the past few years teaching game and simulation programming at DeVry University, I've noticed a handful of design mistakes that entry-level students make over and over again. And that's fine. Putting together a solid design for a game is difficult.
The Innovator’s Dilemma The Innovator’s Dilemma is a oft-referenced book by Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School that describes a theory about how large, successful firms can fail “by doing everything right”. Christensen describes how a company’s successes and capabilities can actually hamper its ability to adapt to new market conditions and technologies. This can affect companies in any space, from game development to creating automobiles.
Earlier this month, I embarked on a two-part odyssey chronicling the misadventures of my design team as we built an analog game for class.
It’s been over a year since I enrolled in university as a Game Design student, and I’ve learned a lot of things. Theory has been slung around ad nauseum, and Gen Ed courses have been suffered through.