Game designers Game design is the design of games. It is the art of elaborating rules to facilitate interaction between players, for playful, educating or simulation purposes. Game design can be applied to different media, such as board games, card games, casino games, role-playing games, video games, war games or to itself, an example of metadesign. Baur, Wolfgang. The Declaration of Game Designer Independence On a cool, clear Austin weekend, a group of experienced game designers gathered for their yearly retreat. At night they swapped stories of an industry in turmoil. As social games and mobile games rewrite the landscape, power struggles between business and design dominate and designers find themselves being sidelined or abused. So during the day, we asked ourselves some hard questions. To guide game designers and the profession forward we wrote down a Declaration of Game Designer Independence. The following is a code for how great, visionary designers should behave. 1. You can get rid of visuals, music, business or technology and we will still make great games. 2. We are prime movers, not replaceable cogs. 3. Dilettantes need not apply. 4. We fluently speak the languages of game development and business:We speak the language of creative. 5. We tirelessly promote our vision both internally and to the public. 6. We then reinvent them to be better. 7. Design advances through experimentation. 8.
Springfield Punx Jouez sur MochiGames The Behemoth Development Blog Vortix Games Michael Jungbluth's Blog - Adding Weight to Your Game Design Part 1: Squash & Stretch The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Part 1 - Squash and Stretch : Part 2 - Anticipation : Part 3 - Staging Part 4 - Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose : Part 5 - Follow Through & Overlapping Action Part 6 - Slow In, Slow Out : Part 7 - Arcs : Part 8 - Secondary Action : Part 9 - Timing Part 10 - Exaggeration : Part 11 - Solid Drawing : Part 12 - Appeal Intro Weight is a physical and emotional sensation that people feel everyday. In fact, it needs to be, as many of these principles are sacrificed by the animator for the good of playability. Each part will lay out the 12 principles of animation, and how they are not only used in animation but how they directly relate to game design. It is how both can add an extra sense of weight and purpose to the game and the characters within it. Squash and Stretch Applied to Animation
Design You Trust. World's Most Famous Social Inspiration. Trent Polack's Polycat.net The Game Maker's Companion So here we are, about to embark on another journey into the world of game development. You may have joined us last time in The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners (Apress, 2006), or perhaps you taught yourself the basics of Game Maker under your own steam. Either way, we invite you to dust off your trusty keyboard and loosen up your mouse-arm as you join us in The Game Maker’s Companion. The path ahead is an exciting one and we have a host of new challenges in store to enhance your skills as a game developer. Nonetheless, it would be foolish to undertake such a journey without making suitable preparations first. Each of you will bring your own unique skills to the journey ahead, but you won’t get very far without some level of background knowledge. Resources Video games are made up of different kinds of digital resources such as animations, sounds, music, and backgrounds. Figure 1–1. Instances and Objects Figure 1–2. Variables Local Instance Variables Figure 1–3.
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