Ten Things I Learned in my First Five Years as a Game Designer

Ten Things I Learned in my First Five Years as a Game Designer

1)Know your style
 I like to play all kinds of games: party games, strategy games, family games, card games, etc. But that doesn’t make me…

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester

Given the upcoming Protospiel at Pacificon, it’s time to take another look at playtesting. The best games are yet to be made, and a key…

Pacificon Protospiel

Pacificon Protospiel

http://bit.ly/PacificProto You’ve probably heard of Pacificon, one of the longest running West Coast Conventions, currently held in the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel over Labor Day…

Are your Prototypes Good Enough?

Are your Prototypes Good Enough?

Building prototypes is time consuming, tedious, and often expensive. So, you might be wondering: How good does your prototype have to be? How much money…

Go to Cons! DunDraCon Protospiel #1

Go to Cons! DunDraCon Protospiel #1

Gamemaking, even if you self-publish, is not a solo endeavor. It takes relationships and collaboration to get your game signed, sealed, and delivered. Game conventions…

Cutthroat Kingdoms Goes to Gen Con

Cutthroat Kingdoms Goes to Gen Con

Introduction by Luke Laurie: I first met Bryan Merlonghi at Protospiel San Jose, held at the Santa Clara Game Kastle, where he was running packed…

Celestispiel 2015- Playtesting and Game Design in California

Celestispiel 2015- Playtesting and Game Design in California

Are you a game designer looking for more opportunities to test your games? Do you want to get meaningful feedback to make improvements to your…

Unpub Protospiel San Jose 2015 – Photo Report

Unpub Protospiel San Jose 2015 – Photo Report

What an amazing playtesting event! Holy smokes! There’s so much to say, but I’ll keep it short and let pictures (and videos) do most of…

The League Rundown: April

The League Rundown: April

What was your primary project this month? What game is hot for you right now?

Events for Game Designers 2015

Events for Game Designers 2015

This post is a resource for designers and gamemakers looking for events to: You may find that many of these events occur annually or more…

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