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How can I go about learning about Game Design, if that's a career I want to pursue?

Adrien Y. - 7th Grader
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Hi Adrien, Game Design incorporates so many different aspects from the planning, designing, prototyping, and implementing. There are some great books and podcasts out there that can provide examples of game design. Some include: Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal, The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell, and Theory of Fun by Raph Koster, Those three will give you a great baseline understanding of the field. There are podcasts about game design that you can listen to and play a lot of games! Play card games, strategy games, video games, and look at the mechanics that each of the games use. Keep track of your thoughts on the game you played. What did you like it about? What mechanics did it use? How would you change the game? There are also plenty of professional organizations out there that would love to include your generation. The World Boardgaming Championship is coming up this summer in Pittsburgh, There are many people that go for the week to play and have fun and learn from each other. Good luck!!


Thanks, Samantha!!! We'll look into the World Boardgaming Championship and these awesome podcasts to show to the kids! Remy U.

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