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Game Design I: 5 Tips for Students

Published on : December 02, 2015
Game Design I: 5 Tips for Students

 

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My name is Joe and I study game design. This advice is helpful for game design students in official university settings, and hopefully for anyone new to the world of game development. I hope you find it valuable—and if you would like a topic discussed in future posts, let me know by commenting.

1. Experience Life Outside of the Gaming Industry

Game designers can and should draw inspiration from every aspect of their life, not soley the hours spent playing games. Usually, in order to come up with an idea that is unique and innovative, you draw inspiration from something that has nothing to do with games. Press your advantage here; gain as much life as time and money allow. Hike, travel, play an instrument, frequent museums, read and discuss books with others or anything else you might enjoy. Any adventure may be the inspiration for your next hit game—so start building up that collection. read more

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