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#1 Dan Violet Sagmiller   Members   -  Reputation: 897

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

There are a couple videos I saw a little while ago on game design that I really liked.  One was talking about game design in general, and another was talking about why some games succeed where others fail.  I'm having trouble finding them and wanted to show them to a friend.  

 

But while searching, it occurred to me there are probably a lot of really good game design related videos online.  What can you recommend?

 

 - This video is Extra Credits: so you want to be a game designer.  Can you recommend other good ones?

 

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#2 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 10158

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

- This video is Extra Credits: so you want to be a game designer. Can you recommend other good ones?

 

That's the one I would have recommended. I don't know of any others nearly as good as that.

The best URL is on Penny-Arcade.com (http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-game-designer), its rightful home - don't know why it needs to be on YouTube too.


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#3 bendabee   Members   -  Reputation: 196

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

I think the whole Extra credits series I one of the best "tools" that we have - talking as an aspiring game designer :P They really examine a lot of aspects, some times not so directly connected to game design but something that ends up being important to know, and well, that's one of the main things I always hear about "being a game designer" is that you have to know as much as you can of everything xD

Also, there are a lot of interesting articles of Gamasutra your friend could read ;)



#4 Acharis   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3979

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

I find Extra Credits simplistic, it's useful mostly to new designers. Videos made by actual game designers are far more useful in my humble opinion.

 

Chris Crawford
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105363132599081141035/posts/2c8nSivyukS

 

Sid Meyer

 

John Cleese from Monty Paython (not a game designer, but his talk about creativity is more than related)


Edited by Acharis, 19 May 2013 - 07:44 AM.

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