Qualities of a Good Designer

Practical game development demands more than being creative, and when I say practical I mean real development – not just sitting around dreaming up ideas. I’m talking about the day to day life of a designer. Yes, creativity is required, but it is not the primary metric against which you will be measured; think of […]

Simplicity and Honesty

“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Literary Ethics (1838). I have discovered a consistent theme in life: greatness and success are tied closely to simplicity and honesty. I was watching Hell’s Kitchen one night, and while Gordon Ramsay was in the middle of choosing […]

The Craftsman Designer

My philosophy on game design is very simple: everyone is a designer. Far too often in game development it falls to the design department to come up with all of the ideas for a game. This is crap. Game designers hold no monopoly over the production of workable ideas — far from it, in truth. […]