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Rusty 02-24-2012 08:22 AM

Tips for Learning Game Design?
 
So I'm thinking of getting into game design. I'd like to mostly do story writing and character backgrounds/story, but I figure that a game designer who can do other things in such a broad field would probably be more useful.

Yet before even trying to get school for such things and spending money on classes I want to make sure that it will be something I will enjoy and can get the hang of. So does anyone have any tips for self teaching yourself game designing skills? Also, what skills are vital to learn when it comes to game design?

Any programs, advice, and tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)

Also, sorry if this is a dumb question or in the wrong forum.

tsloper 02-24-2012 10:16 AM

Re: Tips for Learning Game Design?
 
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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 28002)
1. Tips for Learning Game Design?
2. I'd like to mostly do story writing and character backgrounds/story
3. I figure that a game designer who can do other things in such a broad field would probably be more useful.
4. Yet before even trying to get school for such things and spending money on classes I want to make sure that it will be something I will enjoy and can get the hang of. So does anyone have any tips for self teaching yourself game designing skills?
5. Also, what skills are vital to learn when it comes to game design?

1. Yes. Read http://sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm
2. We call that "writing." You'd want to get a creative writing degree. http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm
3. Yes, well, you have to be able to do those other things in order to get the designer job in the first place. Read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson14.htm
4. Sure. Read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson12.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson13.htm
5. Communication first and foremost. Speaking, writing. Computer skills (I'm not saying programming ability.) Game fluency.


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