Game Design News


Minecraft creator Notch chats about design, regrets and piracy

By Garnett Lee, Mar 12, 2012 11:15am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson took the stage for his "fireside chat" with a beer in hand. The fireplace was naturally a retro 8-bit...


"I took a break because I wanted to play it with a friend, and at the time SMP was very very ..."

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Sega Exec: EA Struggling with Hardcore Crowd, Industry Heading Towards 'Snackable Gaming'

By Aaron Linde, Aug 14, 2008 5:45pm PDT

Speaking on various elements of Sega of America's operations, company president Simon Jeffery critiqued publisher Electronic Arts' handling of the...


"Comments like this merely reflect the expanding demographics of gaming. When I was in ..."

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BioShock Paved Way for Unconventional Shooters, Says Creator Levine

By Aaron Linde, Aug 05, 2008 8:00pm PDT

2K Boston and 2K Australia's narrative-heavy BioShock (PC, PS3, 360) has exposed millions to a new brand of shooter and effectively opened a new...


"I'd say, this guy is fucking nuts. I really don't see much unconventional about it. ..."

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Lengthy Games 'On the Way Out,' Claims Spector

By Aaron Linde, Jun 17, 2008 7:40pm PDT

Ex-Ion Storm developer and Deus Ex series creator Warren Spector expects to see shorter games as development budgets continue to escalate. "Game...


"If you're going to make a game short, then lower the price a bit, too. We shouldn't have to pay ..."

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Game Design School Gains University Accreditation

By Aaron Linde, Mar 26, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Vocational college and game design school Full Sail Real World Education has been awarded University status by the state of Florida, the school...


"That's not really true. I graduated from Full Sail's game design degree program with an ..."

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A Game Design a Week Keeps the... I Got Nothin'.

By Chris Remo, Jan 17, 2006 11:15am PST

Patrick Curry, lead designer on Wideload's Stubbs the Zombie (Xbox, PC) and currently working as a designer on a next-gen Midway project, recently...


"you might like what I'm working on then i'll keep the shack posted as I progress along..."

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So You Want To Be A Game Designer

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 23, 2005 5:40am PDT

So You Wanna Be a Game Designer is a new GameSpot feature, talking to Chris Avellone, Ken Levine, Akira Yamaoka and CliffyB about working in the...


"Modern games are created by real people, in big groups, and not by a single persons brain, not ..."

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Game Design Standards

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 06, 2003 3:04pm PST

Entertainment Depot has an article called Standards in Game Design, asking several game developers (Levelord, George Broussard, John Romero, Rick...


"I think first person shooters should have a minimum amount of crates. Can't seem to have too ..."

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Becoming a Game Designer

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 02, 2002 8:32am PST

CG Online has posted the second part of their "So You Want to be a Game Designer?" feature. In this installment, Raven's Kenn Hoekstra goes over...


"No most people here would rather bitch and complain. It's too easy to run through a game and ..."

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Future of Game Design

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 10, 2001 10:38am PDT

The Future of Game Design: Moving Beyond Deus Ex and Other Dated Paradigms on the IDGA site is a transcript of a keynote address by ION Storm...


" recycle and spew is now, the future has yet to come (did you read the article?)"

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Edumacated Game Designers

By Steve Gibson, Apr 07, 2001 2:20pm PDT

Here's an interesting article looking at DigiPen, the nations only institute dedicated to teaching people how to make games. The first 5 graduates...


Game Design Philosophy

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 05, 2001 1:35pm PST

There's a new article on Evil Avatar, Game Design Philosophy. Make 'em Play!. It's written by Raven's Jake Simpson, who talks about various aspects...