Useful Game Design Resources

Here are several useful resources on game design.

Videos

  • The Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is the world’s biggest game conference for video game industry professionals. Lucky for us, they also provide a large archive of video clips and other valuable resources, from practical guides to keynote speeches from laeders in the field. Click here to visit the Free vault.
  • Pixel Prospector is a website with essential resources for game developers. It includes art, graphics, music/sound assets and tips for business and marketing aspects.
  • Extra Credits is a popular YouTube channel with interesting commentary on video games.

Books

There are many excellent books on game design. Some recommendations include:

  • A Theory of Fun by Raph Koster
  • Game Design Workshop by Dr. Tracy Fullerton
  • Rules of Play by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
  • 100 Games to Use in the Classroom & Beyond: A free book by Teachers College alumna and Marist professor Dr. Karen Schrier.  A great example of the mindset of using games as educational tools to teach SOMETHING, even if the game is not labeled “educational.”

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