Game design. Resources. Discussion

I thought I’d share some youtube links that I think worth watching if you’re making games and maybe discuss and share thoughts and resources.

More in-depth reviews, game design tips and examples and generally useful knowledge:

Presentations, short lectures:

Jan Willem Nijman - Vlambeer - “The art of screenshake”

Daniel Cook: Game Design Theory I Wish I had Known When I Started

Juice it or lose it - a talk by Martin Jonasson & Petri Purho

How Cameras in Side-Scrollers Work

The Importance of Nothing: Using Negative Space in Level Design

Why Being Poor and Having No Budget is Good For Making Game

I have more links of the same nature, didn’t wanna post too many at once.

Anyway, share your favourite sources on game design and such.

Nice links!
Gamasutra is pretty good site where game developers write and communicate. Usually there is very interesting game developing blog posts and articles etc.
Great Gamasutra article: "Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers"

Oh, I like that article about camera scrolling.
But sometimes I really don’t know which fits the game best. For example, for a simple side scroller it doesn’t look bad if the camera is snapped to player’s x position, but it also looks good if the camera moves towards the player. :smiley:

Yep those are the “problems” that just have to solve by trying different camera systems :smiley:
Btw. I realize that same dude wrote Gamasutra article and is in the Zapata’s starting post link: