GameCareerGuide.com - Features http://gamecareerguide.com/features/ GameCareerGuide.com - Features Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:20:03 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Birth Of An NPC: Writing Non-Player Characters http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1812/birth_of_an_npc_writing_.php

13AM Games' Unai Cabezon covers the basics of creating non-player characters, including tips for defining their roles and narrative purpose. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1812 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
MAGFest 2019: A Student Dev's Experience http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1811/magfest_2019_a_student_devs_.php

Burning Sky Games founder Jake Carfagno shares advice for student developers showcasing their games at MAGFest and other gaming events. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1811 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Discord As A Tool For Community Led Design http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1810/discord_as_a_tool_for_community_.php

Becky Matthew explains how developers can gather community feedback and make players part of the design process by using collaborative Discord channels. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1810 Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Game Dev Career Night: Level Up Your Job Hunting Skills http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1809/game_dev_career_night_level_up_.php

Anthony Ritchey outlines the major takeaways and panel discussion highlights from a recent career workshop event at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment's Seattle campus. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1809 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
How Not To Make A Game: An Illtide Postmortem http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1808/how_not_to_make_a_game_an_illtide_.php

Antoine Sarrazin reflects on the failure of a recent group project, and explains how other student-led teams can avoid making the same mistakes. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1808 Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Game Design Challenge: Call Of The Wild http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1807/game_design_challenge_call_of_the_.php

Can you design a game that features a wild animal in a starring role Test your skills with April's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1807 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Four Axes Of RPG Design http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1806/four_axes_of_rpg_.php

Arto Koistinen breaks down the essential elements of role-playing games, highlighting focal points for developers who want to explore the genre. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1806 Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Results From Game Design Challenge: Battle Royale http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1805/results_from_game_design_.php

Game Career Guide's readers create battle royale spinoffs for their favorite games and franchises in these winning entries for March's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1805 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Engaging Players Through Ritual http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1804/engaging_players_through_.php

Design engineer Brandon Franklin explains how you can engage players by implementing simple ritual activities that enhance your game's world and narrative. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1804 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Launch Parties: Not Just For AAA http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1803/launch_parties_not_just_for_.php

Indiana University game design student Nathaniel Ferguson details the benefits of hosting small-scale launch parties in order to promote your completed projects. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1803 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
An IKEA-Styled Guide To Product Pages http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1802/an_ikeastyled_guide_to_product_.php

11 Bit Studios brand developer Patryk Grzeszczuk presents a simple guide to building an effective product page for your game to maximize discoverability. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1802 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
A Look Inside Sunless Skies' UI Redesign http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1801/a_look_inside_sunless_skies_ui_.php

Failbetter Games artist Tobias Cook reveals how an overhauled user interface produced significant improvements to the player's experience in Sunless Skies. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1801 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EDT
Productivity Tools That Will Keep Your Team Organized http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1800/productivity_tools_that_will_keep_.php

Squeaky Wheel lead artist Ryan Sumo lists the productivity software that his team uses to coordinate tasks and stay on track during lengthy projects. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1800 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EST
Game Design Challenge: Battle Royale http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1799/game_design_challenge_battle_.php

Can you design a battle royale spinoff for an existing game or franchise Test your skills in March's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1799 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:30:00 EST
20 Tips For Applying To A Junior Artist Position http://gamecareerguide.com/features/1798/20_tips_for_applying_to_a_junior_.php

Herve Piton delivers hints for standing out among a crowded field of junior artist applicants, emphasizing the key factors that employers seek out in new hires. ]]>
http://gamecareerguide.com/news/1798 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:30:00 EST