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Game designer at Insomniac Games (but my views are my own, etc.). Normally blogging from http://lizengland.com.

 

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Posted by Liz England on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:18:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
A lot of developers are vaguely aware there's this gamedev tool called "Twine" out there but don't know much else. This article demystifies the tool, gives you background on it, and a list of games to play to get you started in exploring the space.


Posted by Liz England on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:53:00 EDT in Design
The internet has all kinds of ideas about what a game designer does. Most of them are wrong.


Posted by Liz England on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:16:00 EDT in Design
“So who writes the story? Who designs the bosses? Do you make the levels? What about skill trees?” In an effort to clarify "what does a game designer do?" I write about the different TYPES of designers and give examples of the kind of work they do.


Posted by Liz England on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:01:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
“So what does a game designer do?” they ask. It's a hard question to answer - especially to people outside of games - so I came up with a simple, direct response. "Let me tell you about doors..."



Liz England's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/13/2015 - 12:18]

Well, 2/3 of the visual ...

Well, 2/3 of the visual novels I recommended were by Christine Love, and I was trying not to give any single developer too much limelight. r n r nI contemplated Ace Attorney and 999 but both have so many adventure game mechanics that they didn 't seem very representative of ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/26/2014 - 03:53]

I have written on the ...

I have written on the topic if you look. See Types of Designers posted here on Gamasutra or on my blog, for example.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/23/2014 - 09:01]

Part two isn 't answers ...

Part two isn 't answers to part one, they are just different ways of framing an element of a game to show how different people interact with it. They could have all be written as questions.