Awesome Game Design Videos - Curated by Black Shell Media
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UI/UX Design Best Practices (series)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzOZD569v5GvOJV4TM_5tNwejljkBACaS
Core UI/UX design principles every designer should learn.
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Off The Cuff (series)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuoAaz5QbpTf_OJ_SZFxDA
A variety of indie game development tips and tricks, all off the cuff.
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The Art of Screenshakehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJdEqssNZ-UAction-game design and how to properly implement juice.Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackshellmedia
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Secrets of Game Feel and Juicehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=216_5nu4aVQGame feel and juice.Follow Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/doandaniel
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Juice It or Lose Ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy0aCDmgnxgGame feel and juice.
Follow Raghav on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/xinasha
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Your Death Animation Suckshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmSAG51BybYGame feel and juice.Check out our website:http://blackshellmedia.com
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Antichamber: An Overnight Successhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlcB-JxkFwThe path of a game developer.Get marketing advice:http://www.danieldoan.net/consulting
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Game Design 101: How to Make Choices that Matter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMK7VI_2w9cDesigning games with decisions that matter.
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How Pixel Art Is Changing In Modern Gameshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBHpWQRBZhUOn good pixel art aesthetic.
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Rami Ismail To Indie Startupshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZn9a9-Gyc0Real talk. How to potentially succeed in the face of failure.---------
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Some Good Design Elements in Nuclear Thronehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vb7AsZKm-gGame feel and juice.Prefer learning about game dev through reading?
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4 Great Design Decisions in Downwellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rVusM6UYgGame feel and juice.
Check out our curated list of best articles on game development!
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Progression Systemshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5camMoNw-oRetention Mechanics 101.http://tinyurl.com/gdarticles
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Design Club: Portalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_AsF3Rfw8wTutorials 101.---
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When Difficult Is Funhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6UuRTjkKsGame challenge and balance.Prefer reading books instead?
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Keeping Players Interestedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlBR1z-ue-IRetention Mechanics 101.
Check out the best Kindle or Paperback reads on game development.
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Starting Off Righthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFU4tjMndi4Making a good first impression to hook in players.http://tinyurl.com/gamedevbooks
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Fail Fasterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjrOaoHz9sHow to get into the right mindset for game dev success.---------
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Tutorials 101https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCPcn-Q5nKEHow to make a good tutorial.
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Pacing: How Games Keep Things Excitinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LScL4CWe5ERetention Mechanics 101.
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Game Maker's Toolkit (series)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc38fcMFcV_s7Lf6xbeRfWYRt7-Vmi_X9
Excellent food for thought.
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How To Create Game Worldshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XXG5pzcje0Denis Dyack on character development in game design.
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Downwell's Dual Purpose Designhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5C1Uj7jJCgDesigning minimal games with depth.
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Analysis: Shaq Fuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-6GM6UVZSQFighting game design theory.
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Design Club - The Blue Shellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFfga8-3SZIProperly designing multiplayer game mechanics.
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Extra Credits - So You Want To Be a Game Designerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQvWMdWhFCcCareer advice on getting in the industry.
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Good Game Design - Spelunkyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4_5K7OjwUHow to design a compelling roguelike game.
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Indies Game Dev Tip - Solve With Tuninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nbCeWwyYV0Tuning existing mechanics vs adding more features.
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Game Design 101: How Mario's Mushroom Changes Everything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTYHVi4SuE0Melding level design with character mechanics design.
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Lightning Talk: 3 Game Design Mistakes You're Making
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn4f6zAuJ4Impressive amount of juicy content for such a short video.
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Game Design: Every Game is an Epic Questhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOjrSVURwGoTalented game designers chatting it up for about an hour.
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Bad Game Design - Donkey Kong 64https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txRBHfCc0uUA close look at how to do a horrible job at game design.
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DOs and DON'Ts of Honest Puzzle Game Designhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zVjdEhHmGoDiving deep into puzzle game design.
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Dark Souls & Implicit Game Designhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SOg990vAykIt has "Dark Souls" in the title. It has to be good.
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What Makes a Good Horror Game? - Game Exchange
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb2qKP5YDFUA brief look at horror game design.
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Game Design Lessons: Presenting Perfect Puzzleshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YECrR1Jy_nEPuzzle game design essentials.
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Hearthstone: How to Create an Immersive User Interface
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axkPXCNjOh8User interface design tips from a company that gets it right.
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Embracing Limitationshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0llqvLYC1sIUsing limitations as a source of creativity.
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Mini-Maps Are Stupidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FfG-4HKoWQHow to implement minimaps without detracting from immersion.
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EXPLOSION 101https://vimeo.com/154411629How to properly implement explosions in action games.
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How To Make Better Tutorialshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooem5yqvgUQDesigning tutorials the right way.
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Why is Pokémon Go so ADDICTING?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dQ5O95Zy7Y
A peek at operant condition, psychology, and retention mechanics.
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3 Minute Game Design (series)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw76jqF1nkICore game design principles every designer should learn.
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