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Postmortem: Magnet Ball

Livio De La Cruz explains how learning and adapting on the fly saved the ambitious but struggling student project Magnet Ball in this postmortem feature.

Featured School Game: Life

Life is a 3rd Person Platformer where the player must return color, or life, back to his world. To do this, the player must kill enemies and take their color. They must then traverse through the environment to an activation point before they run out of time.

Reasons for Modest First Projects and Incremental Learning

Chris DeLeon argues in favor of starting small and building toward bigger projects, citing his own experiences with game development in this in-depth feature.

The Master of Digital Media at CDM

The Master of Digital Media (MDM) program is Canada's first professional graduate degree program in digital media. Housed at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, BC, this 1-year plus internship program engages students in real-world projects and coursework that provides valuable leadership experience, training and industry connections. Students graduate with the skills to work in the top jobs in the digital media industry as game designers, producers, art directors and entrepreneurs.

A Letter of Encouragement to a New Era of Community Leaders

Being a community manager is a tough job, and Mathew Anderson offers advice and encouragement for industry newcomers in this in-depth feature.

Game Design Challenge: Fun for the Whole Family

Can you transform a Mature-rated game into something appropriate for children can play? Put your design skills to the test in our latest Game Design Challenge.

Vancouver Film School

The one-year Game Design program at Vancouver Film School covers everything students need to thrive in the game industry, from game theory to coding to portfolio production.

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  • Look, Ma, No Code [08.19.14]
  • img GameSalad and Scirras Construct 2 offer amateur developers simple drag-and-drop tools to create entire games without ever learning to program. Lets take them for a spin.
  • Annual Game Career Guide
    The annual Game Career Guide 2014 is now available. Whether you are a newbie in the industry or an expert, the GCGs exclusive industry content is a great tool for those who wish to plan their profession in the game industry.

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