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Game Design Resources

I’m trying to gather up all the courses, workshops (online or not), videos and Top books on Game Design. Mostly video games (Table top optional).

An overview of the job of Game Designers

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/LizEngland/20140620/219559/Types_of_Designers.php

Online course (video and multimedia based)
  1. Lewis Pulsipher has some good courses in Udemy (bit oriented towards Tabletop)
    https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q=lewis+pulsipher&src=sac&kw=lewis&lang=en
    http://pulsiphergames.com/teaching1.htm
  2. Coursera offers a range of Game Design courses
    https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=game+design
Books and Online Resources
  1. The Art of Game Design – Schell
  2. A Theory of fun – Ralph
  3. Agile Game Development with Scrum – Keith
  4. The Mythical Man Month – Brooks
  5. Game Mechanics : Advanced Game Design – Adams
  6. Designing the User Experience of Game Development Tools– David Lightbown
    The David author works inside Ubisoft as a user experience director. It is a very official and popular book.
  7. Game Design Workshop -Tracy Fullerton
    A decent book, but especially good for classes and workshops because it’s designed around exercises.
  8. Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design – Scott Rogers
    Excellent, practical, hands-on book on game design that’s also a fun and enter
  9. A Visual Guide for Flow and Simplicity in Games (FREE)
Video tuts on Youtube and similar sites
  1. http://www.gdcvault.com/
  2. http://www.lostgarden.com/
  3. http://www.scottkim.com.previewc40.carrierzone.com/thinkinggames/
  4. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg – ExtraCredits
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw76jqF1nkI  Core game design principles every designer should learn.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJdEqssNZ-U Action game design and how to properly implement juice.
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=216_5nu4aVQ Game feel and juice.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy0aCDmgnxg Game feel and juice.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmSAG51BybY Game feel and juice.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlcB-JxkFw The path of a game developer.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMK7VI_2w9c Designing games with decisions that matter.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBHpWQRBZhU On good pixel art aesthetic.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZn9a9-Gyc0 Real talk. How to potentially succeed in the face of failure.
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vb7AsZKm-g Game feel and juice.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rVusM6UYg Game feel and juice.
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5camMoNw-o Retention Mechanics 101.
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_AsF3Rfw8w Tutorials 101.
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6UuRTjkKs Game challenge and balance.
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlBR1z-ue-I Retention Mechanics 101.
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFU4tjMndi4 Making a good first impression to hook in players.
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjrOaoHz9s How to get into the right mindset for game dev success.
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCPcn-Q5nKE How to make a good tutorial.
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LScL4CWe5E Retention Mechanics 101.
  24. https://www.youtube.com/user/RickDavidsonChannel/videos Game Career Coach