Game Design Philosophy

Game Design Philosophy Quick Jump / Table of Contents

  1. Design as you go
  2. From the startup world, “start with why”

Design as you go

Commonly known as the play as you go method.

Make the game you want to play

Player flow through your game might also be just considered as the overall game experience. Most independent developers will subscribe to this methodology, being that they enjoy playing games, and the idea being by playing the games they create, they will inevitably create a game that is fun to play. This is almost rarely ever the case. It does not work as most independent developers would imagine, because it turns out the needs of a single game or, are not the same needs of a successful independent game title.

From the startup world, “start with why”

At the end of every day there are literally hundreds if not thousands of new releases of video games, demos, and related software.

Why are you creating your game, why does your game need to be created, and what distinguishes your game from all the others. These are questions we need to answer upfront, and these answers will evolve and change over time with our project.


    Indie Video Game Studios

    Indie video game studios are usually run by a small number of people, and usually, don’t have very much capital or resources to work with. Regardless of this many Indie Studios have been known to create beautiful, engaging, and groundbreaking/ world-changing video games over the past many years. Some of the most influential and transformational […]

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    Video Game Publishers

    What do Video Game Publishers do? Real publishers can offer a wide range of services including funding, localization, hardware compatibility, market expertise, marketing, communication, etc. It really depends on the services you are after, but you should try to get a contractual quantification for every aspect (if PR, for example, number of articles in x […]

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    Game Design & Development Courses

    Game Design & Development courses provided by are one of a kind, up-to-date, and sourced from real industry Game Developers. We cover the theory and practice of the fundamentals of Game Design & Development as well as an introductory to major concepts and ideas. Making Video Games as a Hobby Whether it's just you, […]

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    The Gaming Industry

    What would we say if we could say anything about the gaming industry? Look how much it’s grown. There was a time long ago when some people believed that the games industry would be a passing fad and fade into obscurity. They turned out to be incredibly wrong, as consumers spent $108.9 billion in the games […]

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    Making Your First Game

    Making a video game for the first time can seem just as hard as climbing a mountain before we've written the even first lines of code. If we follow the right steps, though, any task is doable. Here are the crucial steps we should follow when making our first video game. The Idea and Prototyping […]

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