How to Become a Game Designer
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These are my own views and not necessarily those of my employer.
Either my first article was a massive success and you’ve scored a job at a games company and now you’re looking to get into game design - or you’ve decided to just prance right into a design gig without any prior experience in the industry. Either way, welcome back!
Game Designers are a strange breed. We’re all crazy. And we’re all different. I have only loose ideas about what Game Design is like at other companies, so take all my tips with a grain a salt and a shot of root beer.
Tips start now, so I presume you have your salted root beer ready to go!
Tip #1: Understand what a Game Designer actually does
If you think a Game Designer says “Someone make me a game where you have a jetpack and twin bazookas and you turn into a werewolf during real-world nighttime and the character’s face looks like the...
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