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Brandon Kidwell's Blog

 

Game Design graduate from the University of Advancing Technology. I have a great passion to design and provide creative direction in games. I am interested in exploring ways of providing entertainment but maintaining great customer relationships and integrity.

I research game design theory and practices to better facilitate gameplay and user experience. I have worked on various tabletop and Live Action Role-playing games as well as a few indie game projects. I strive for the industry to establish better forms of education and entry-level work forms. I'm also an avid fan of fantasy and RPG genres and plan to release several RPGs in the future.

I'm always looking for people to talk with about game design and opportunities in the industry, so feel free to contact me anytime at kidwellgd@gmail.com.


Portfolio Site - KGD Portfolio

Blog Site - KGD Blog
 

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Brandon Kidwell on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:35:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
Here are my top 5 games from 2014. These 5 are the ones that hit a spot when playing that many of the other games did not. These are my opinions, so you may not agree with them and that's ok!


Posted by Brandon Kidwell on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:54:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC
My thoughts & opinions on Mechanic Traps. Mechanic Trap: A mechanic purposefully or accidentally designed to look beneficial to the player but doesn’t provide appropriate benefit.


Posted by Brandon Kidwell on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet
Games are meant to be entertainment. Just like any other source of entertainment the goal is to provide this entertainment for a fee. Different models of payment helps different types of games...


Did you know that majority of games, especially competitive games do not support color blindness?


Posted by Brandon Kidwell on Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:56:00 EDT in Design
Something that seems to come up over and over these days is how difficulty in games is decreasing, causing seasoned gamers to look elsewhere and involving more casual players. To an extent this is somewhat true, but I believe it is important to have games


Posted by Brandon Kidwell on Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:51:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Art
Brief overview on how the industry is splintered into "what is" and "what is not" a game designer. I touch briefly on all the major positions and how they can be viewed.



Brandon Kidwell's Comments

Comment In: [News - 05/15/2015 - 03:59]

Great thoughts. I 've also ...

Great thoughts. I 've also found an interest in this kind of design but I 've never been able to implement it.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/12/2015 - 01:39]

Great article. I 'm not ...

Great article. I 'm not a pixel artist but I have tried my hand at it. I appreciate those that can do it because it really takes a lot of time and dedication to mastering the placement of those squares.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/11/2015 - 05:14]

A lot of useful information ...

A lot of useful information Thanks for putting it together.

Comment In: [News - 05/01/2015 - 06:14]

Next FF movie incoming Glad ...

Next FF movie incoming Glad to see they are pushing it Someone has to.

Comment In: [Feature - 09/04/2012 - 04:35]

Thanks for the article These ...

Thanks for the article These kinds of posts are what contribute the most to Gamasutra and the industry.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/13/2015 - 10:30]

Great article I 'm glad ...

Great article I 'm glad to see that I 'm not the only one that thinks designing for a larp has a profound effect on improving ones skills as a designer. What larps have you worked on