GameCareerGuide.com - Features https://gamecareerguide.com/features/ GameCareerGuide.com - Features Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:37:45 EST en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Practical Tools For Game Designers https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1887/practical_tools_for_game_.php

Alvaro Salvagno explains how designers can kickstart their inspiration by using simple tools like index cards, notebooks, and mind maps. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1887 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:30:00 EST
Sharing Accessible Narratives Through Environmental Design https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1886/sharing_accessible_narratives_.php

Level designer Sukhraj Johal takes a critical look at memorable scenes from Dead Space, God of War, and other games that effectively showcase environmental storytelling. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1886 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:30:00 EST
DreamHack Atlanta Showcase Postmortem https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1885/dreamhack_atlanta_showcase_.php

Victor Burgos shares his experience showcasing Neko Ghost, Jump! at DreamHack Atlanta, breaking down player stats, costs, and other key metrics. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1885 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:30:00 EST
How Audio Design Enhances Diablo 2 https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1884/how_audio_design_enhances_diablo_.php

In this excerpt from Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II, author David L. Craddock examines the role sound design plays in Blizzard's classic Diablo 2. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1884 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:30:00 EST
Emotional Context In Decision Design https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1883/emotional_context_in_decision_.php

Artur Ganszyniec explains how his team used context and personal perspective to make choices relevant for players in Wanderlust Travel Stories. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1883 Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:30:00 EST
Results From Game Design Challenge: Snow Business https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1882/results_from_game_design_.php

Game Career Guide's readers envision creative applications for snow-themed gameplay mechanics in these winning entries for December's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1882 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
Permadeath As A Mechanic In Survival Horror https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1881/permadeath_as_a_mechanic_in_.php

Carlos Garcia de la Filia weighs the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a permadeath mechanic in his team's psychological thriller Song of Horror. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1881 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
Postmortem: Don't Give Up https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1880/postmortem_dont_give_.php

Tristan Barona shares his experience making, polishing, and promoting his independently produced RPG Don't Give Up in the months leading up to its release. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1880 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
An Interview With Senior Game Producer Christin Overton https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1879/an_interview_with_senior_game_.php

DigiPen student Riley Roberts presents an interview with Big Fish Games senior producer Christin Overton that delivers insight into the world of game production. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1879 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
The Seven Deadly Sins Of Writing Interactive Fiction https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1878/the_seven_deadly_sins_of_writing_.php

Lucas Zaper describes many of the pitfalls commonly associated with writing interactive fiction, and offers tips for improving your script to keep players engaged. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1878 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
When Theme And Mechanics Collide https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1877/when_theme_and_mechanics_.php

Dark Roast Entertainment co-founder James Margaris discusses the intersection of theme and mechanics, explaining how game designers can avoid tonal inconsistency. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1877 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
Game Design Challenge: Snow Business https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1876/game_design_challenge_snow_.php

Can you design a game with snow-themed play mechanics Test your skills in December's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1876 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:30:00 EST
Results From Game Design Challenge: No Sports? No Problem! https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1875/results_from_game_design_.php

Game Career Guide's readers put sports stars in unlikely gaming roles in these winning entries for November's Game Design Challenge! ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1875 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 10:30:00 EST
How Commercial Video Games Develop Players' Skills https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1874/how_commercial_video_games_develop_.php

University of Glasgow lecturer Dr Matthew Barr examines the ways in which commercial video games encourage players to develop critical thinking skills. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1874 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:30:00 EST
Interaction Density In Contemporary Games https://gamecareerguide.com/features/1873/interaction_density_in_.php

Arne Neumann discusses the creative possibilities presented by interaction density, and explains how giving players meaningful choices can enrich your game's world. ]]>
https://gamecareerguide.com/news/1873 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:30:00 EST