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6 Things I Learned From My First Big Failure

Evan Fradley-Pereira outlines six major lessons that he learned from his first big failure, explaining how they helped shape later projects in his career.

Postmortem: Vanishing Point

Kevin Wong looks back on his experience as the lead designer for the 2015 USC Advanced Games Project Vanishing Point.

Excerpt: Unity in Action

Joseph Hocking explains how to create convincing skyboxes using Unity in this excerpt from his newly released book Unity in Action.

Design 101: Complexity vs. Depth

The second installment of Dan Felder's Design 101 series explains how depth differs from less desirable forms of complexity within video games.

Tips for Modders from a Black Mesa Developer

Black Mesa lead artist Adam Engels offers a series of quick tips for developers starting out on mods and related projects.

Game Design Challenge: Constructive Destruction

Sometimes, you just want to break stuff. Can you design a game that focuses on environmental destruction? Test your skills in our latest Game Design Challenge!

Vancouver Film School

The one-year Game Design program at Vancouver Film School covers everything students need to thrive in the game industry, from game theory to coding to portfolio production.

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  • Design 101: The Structure of Fun [07.30.15]
  • img The third entry in Dan Felder's Design 101 series takes a look at the critical event structure that drives gaming narratives and dictates gameplay pacing.
  • Design 101: Complexity vs. Depth [07.21.15]
  • img The second installment of Dan Felder's Design 101 series explains how depth differs from less desirable forms of complexity within video games.
  • platinum Vancouver Film School --Vancouver, BC 
  • VFS is one of the top 10 schools favored by video game industry recruiters, according to the Los Angeles Times, and VFS Game Design is the only one-year program included in the Princeton Review's 2012 list of Top Game Design Programs.