Category Archives: Introduction to Games Design

Flash – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming/ActionScript

ActionScript is the programming language which is used when working with Flash. ActionScript is based on JavaScript and as such, is much simpler to learn than C/C++ or C#. ActionScript is an “Object Oriented” programming language. Object Oriented Programming is … Continue reading

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Flash – Introduction to Flash

Flash is a piece of software which is used within many different fields. Games Design is obviously one of them, but it is also used quite widely within Animation and Web Design to name just two. Specifically, within Games Design, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Games Design – Character Design

Character Design is clearly a very important skill in a Games Designer’s toolkit. Characters in games drive the story, whether for good or for bad. This makes designing a good character of paramount importance. We spent a session discussing this … Continue reading

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Introduction to Games Design – Casual Games vs Hardcore Games

In this post, I intend to explore the terms “Casual Games/Gamers” and “Hardcore Games/Gamers”. I intend to explore how they each relate to each other and my own opinion of the terms and their tropes. A casual game is generally … Continue reading

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Introduction to Games Design – HUD

As part of our Introduction to Games Design module, we were tasked with creating a GUI for a game. The way that this was to be done was to use a dice to come up with a theme for the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Games Design – Casual Game – Milestone 1

Over the holiday break, I have been able to work quite a lot on my Casual Game’s engine (read the proposal for this here). This post outlines the process that I underwent. You can download Milestone 1 here. Milestone 1 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Games Design – Casual Game Proposal – Mark 2

Not so long ago, I came up with a proposal for a casual game (which you can find by clicking here) which involved creating a “Tamagotchi” style battle pet game. Since submitting this proposal, I have realised that this idea … Continue reading

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