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Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of video games in the pre-production stage and designing the gameplay, environment, storyline and characters in the production stage. The designer of a game is very much like the director of a film in many ways; the designer is the visionary of the game and controls the artistic and technical elements of the game in fulfillment of their vision. Video game design requires artistic and technical competence as well as sometimes including writing skills. As the industry has aged and embraced alternative production methodologies such as agile, the role of a principal game designer has begun to separate - some studios emphasizing the auteur model while others emphasizing a more team oriented model. Within the video game industry, video game design is usually just referred to as "game design", which is a more general term elsewhere.

Video game programmers have also sometimes comprised the entire design team. This is the case of such noted designers as Sid Meier, John Romero, Chris Sawyer and Will Wright. A notable exception to this policy was Coleco, which from its very start separated the function of design and programming.

As video games became more complex, computers and consoles became more powerful, the job of the game designer became separate from the lead programmer. Soon game complexity demanded team members focused on game design. Many early veterans chose the game design path eschewing programming and delegating those tasks to others.

With very complex games, such as MMORPGs or a big budget action or sports title, designers may number in the dozens. In these cases, there are generally one or two principal designers and many junior designers who specify subsets or subsystems of the game. In larger companies like Electronic Arts, each aspect of the game (control, level design) may have a separate producer, lead designer and several general designers. They may also come up with a plot for the game.

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See also: Game design

Video game design starts with an idea, often a modification on an existing concept. The game idea will fall within one or several genres. Designers often experiment with mixing genres. The game designer usually produces an initial game proposal document containing the concept, gameplay, feature list, setting and story, target audience, requirements and schedule, staff and budget estimates.

Many decisions are made during the course of a game's development about the game's design; it is the responsibility of the designer to decide which elements will be implemented. For example, consistency with the game's vision, budget or hardware limitations. Design changes have a significant positive or negative impact on required resources.

The designer may use scripting languages to implement and preview design ideas without necessarily modifying the game's codebase.

A game designer often plays video games and demos to follow the game market development.

It is common for the game designer's name to misleadingly be given an undue amount of association to the game, neglecting the rest of the development team.

Funding game publishers must be taken into account, who may have specific expectations from a game as most video games are market-driven — developed to sell for profit. However, if financial issues do not influence designer's decisions, the game becomes design- or designer-driven; few games are designed this way because of lack of funding. Alternatively, a game may be technology-driven, such as Quake (1996), to show off a particular hardware achievement or to market the game engine. Finally, a game may be art-driven, such as Myst (1993) and Journey (2012), mainly to show off impressive visuals designed by artists.

In Rules of Play (2004), Katie Salen and Eric Zimmermann write:

A game designer is a particular kind of designer, much like a graphic designer, industrial designer or architect. A game designer is not necessarily a programmer, visual designer or project manager, although sometimes he or she can also play these roles in the creation of a game. A game designer might work alone or as part of a larger team. A game designer might create card games, social games, video games or any other kind of game. The focus of a game designer is designing game play, conceiving and designing rules and structures that result in an experience for players. Thus game design, as a discipline, requires a focus on games in and of themselves. Rather than placing games in the service of another field such as sociology, literary criticism, or computer science, our aim is to study games within their own disciplinary space. Because game design is an emerging discipline, we often borrow from other areas of knowledge — from mathematics and cognitive science; from semiotics and cultural studies. We may not borrow in the most orthodox manner, but we do so in the service of helping to establish a field of game design proper.

A game designer is a person who designs gameplay, conceiving and designing the rules and structure of a game. Many designers start their career in testing departments, other roles in game development or in classroom conditions, where mistakes by others can be seen first-hand.

  • Lead designer coordinates the work of other designers and is the main visionary of the game. Lead designer ensures team communication, makes large design decisions and presents design outside of the team. Often the lead designer is technically and artistically astute. Keeping well-presented documentation also falls within the lead designer responsibilities. Lead designer may be the founder of a game development company or a promoted employee.
  • Game mechanics designer or systems designer designs and balances the game's rules.
  • Level designer or environment designer is a position becoming prominent in the recent years. Level designer is the person responsible for creating game environment, levels and missions.
  • Planner is a term referring to a game designer in the Japanese video game industry, where game designers are typically credited as planners.

Compensation

In 2010, a game designer with more than six years of experience earned an average of US$65,000 (GBPGB£44,761.22), $54,000 (GBP £37,186.24) with three to six years of experience and $44,000 (GBP £30,299.90) with less than 3 years of experience. Lead designers earned $75,000 (GBP £51,647.56) with three to six years of experience and $95,000(GBP £65,420.24) with more than six years of experience. In 2013, a game designer with less than 3 years of experience earned, on average, $55,000 (GBP £37,874.88). A game designer with more than 6 years of experience made, on average, $105,000 (GBP £72,306.58). The average salary of these designers varies depending on their region. As of 2015 the salary of experienced workers has shifted to approximately US$87,000 (GBP £59,911.17) As of January 17, 2020, the average annual pay for a Game Designer in the United States is $130,000 a year.

World design

Unreal Engine character creator

World design is the creation of a backstory, setting and theme for the game; often done by a lead designer. World design can also be the creation of a universe or a map, as well as topics or areas that are likely to be pursued by the player. It is a map referenced for creation of everything as it shows where it is and allows for the most logistical design in any given game.[citation needed] World design shapes the direction the game goes towards.

System design

System design is the creation of game rules and underlying mathematical patterns.

Content design

Content design is the creation of characters, items, puzzles and missions.

A secondary definition of Content design is the creation of any aspect of the game that is not required for the game to function properly and meet the minimum viable product standard. In essence, content is the complexity added to a minimum viable product to increase its value. An example of this is the item list from Final Fantasy. None of the items are necessary for the game to function, but they add value and complexity to the game as a whole.

Game writing

Main article: Video game writing

Game writing involves writing dialogue, text and story.

This is one of the first steps that go into making a video game. This encompasses many different elements of the process. Writing in video games also includes the elements in which the literature is presented. Voice acting, text, picture editing and music are all elements of game writing.

Level design

Level design
Main article: Level design

Level design is the construction of world levels and its features.

Level design makes use of many different fields to create a game world. Lighting, space, framing, color and contrast are used to draw a player's attention. A designer can then use these elements to guide or direct the player in a specific direction through the game world or mislead them.

User interface design

User interface (UI) design deals with the construction the user interactions and feedback interface, like menus or heads-up displays.

The user interface also incorporates game mechanics design. Deciding how much information to give the player and in what way allows the designer to inform the player about the world, or perhaps leave them uninformed. Another aspect to consider is the method of input a game will use and deciding to what degree a player can interact with a game with these inputs. These choices have a profound effect on the mood of the game, as it directly affects the player in both noticeable and subtle ways.

User interface design in video games has unique goals. A conscious decision has to be made regarding the amount of information to relay to the player. However, the UI in games do not have to be absolutely streamlined. Players expect challenges and are willing to accept them as long as the experience is sufficiently rewarding. By the same token, navigating or interaction with a game's UI can be satisfying without the need to be effortless.

Audio design

Audio design involves the process of creating or incorporating all of the sounds that are in the game, like music, sound effects or voice acting. This includes the theme song and jingles used in title screens and menus.

User experience design

The disciplines listed above all combine to form the discipline of game feel. It ensures that the flow of the game and the user interaction with the game elements are functioning smoothly.

Narrative

Further information: Narrative designer

Numerous games have narrative elements which give a context to an event in a game, making the activity of playing it less abstract and enhance its entertainment value, although narrative elements are not always clearly present or present at all. The original version of Tetris is an example of a game apparently without narrative. Some[who?] narratologists claim that all games have a narrative element. Some go further and claim that games are essentially a form of narrative. Narrative in practice can be the starting point for the development of a game or can be added to a design that started as a set of game mechanics.

Gameplay

Further information: Gameplay

Gameplay is the interactive aspects of video game design. Gameplay involves player interaction with the game, usually for the purpose of gameplay is entertainment, education or training.

The design process varies from designer to designer and companies have different formal procedures and philosophies.

The typical "textbook" approach is to start with a concept or a previously completed game and from there create a game design document. This document is intended to map out the complete game design and acts as a central resource for the development team. This document should ideally be updated as the game evolves throughout the production process.[citation needed]

Conceptual art for video game

Designers are frequently expected to adapt to multiple roles of widely varying nature: For example, concept prototyping can be assisted with the use of pre-existing engines and tools like GameMaker Studio, Unity, Godot or Construct. Level designs might be done first on paper and again for the game engine using a 3D modeling tool. Scripting languages are used for many elements—AI, cutscenes, GUI, environmental processes, and many other behaviors and effects—that designers would want to tune without a programmer's assistance. Setting, story and character concepts require a research and writing process. Designers may oversee focus testing, write up art and audio asset lists and write game documentation. In addition to the skillset, designers are ideally clear communicators with attention to detail and ability to delegate responsibilities appropriately.[citation needed]

Design approval[clarification needed] in the commercial setting is a continuous process from the earliest stages until the game ships.

When a new project is being discussed (either internally or as a result of dialogue with potential publishers), the designer may be asked to write a sell-sheet of short concepts, followed by a one or two-page pitch of specific features, audience, platform and other details. Designers will first meet with leads in other departments to establish agreement on the feasibility of the game given the available time, scope and budget. If the pitch is approved, early milestones focus on the creation of a fleshed-out design document. Some developers advocate a prototyping phase before the design document is written to experiment with new ideas before they become part of the design.[original research?]

As production progresses, designers are asked to make frequent decisions about elements missing from the design. The consequences of these decisions are hard to predict and often can only be determined after creating the full implementation. These are referred to as the unknowns of the design and the faster they are uncovered, the less risk the team faces later in the production process. Outside factors such as budget cuts or changes in milestone expectations also result in cuts to the design and while overly large cuts can take the heart out of a project, cuts can also result in a streamlined design with only the essential features, polished well.[original research?]

Towards the end of production, designers take the brunt of responsibility for ensuring that the gameplay remains at a uniform standard throughout the game, even in very long games. This task is made more difficult under "crunch" conditions, as the entire team may begin to lose sight of the core gameplay once pressured to hit a date for a finished and bug-free game.[original research?]

Traditionally, game designers used simple tools like Word, Excel or just plain pen and paper. As the field has evolved and player agency and localization started to play a bigger role in game development, the need for professional tools has emerged for this particular field.

Twine: Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. This tool is free and largely used by students to design simple stories. Games created in twine can be exported to HTML5.

articy:draft 3: is a professional tool for narrative design that offers a complete solution for writing interactive content, game planning and content management. Games designed with Articy Draft 3 can be exported to Unity, Unreal and JSON.

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Video game design Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Video game designer Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of video games in the pre production stage 1 and designing the gameplay environment storyline and characters in the production stage The designer of a game is very much like the director of a film in many ways the designer is the visionary of the game and controls the artistic and technical elements of the game in fulfillment of their vision 2 Video game design requires artistic and technical competence as well as sometimes including writing skills 3 As the industry has aged and embraced alternative production methodologies such as agile the role of a principal game designer has begun to separate some studios emphasizing the auteur model while others emphasizing a more team oriented model Within the video game industry video game design is usually just referred to as game design which is a more general term elsewhere Video game programmers have also sometimes comprised the entire design team This is the case of such noted designers as Sid Meier John Romero Chris Sawyer and Will Wright A notable exception to this policy was Coleco which from its very start separated the function of design and programming As video games became more complex computers and consoles became more powerful the job of the game designer became separate from the lead programmer Soon game complexity demanded team members focused on game design Many early veterans chose the game design path eschewing programming and delegating those tasks to others With very complex games such as MMORPGs or a big budget action or sports title designers may number in the dozens In these cases there are generally one or two principal designers and many junior designers who specify subsets or subsystems of the game In larger companies like Electronic Arts each aspect of the game control level design may have a separate producer lead designer and several general designers They may also come up with a plot for the game Contents 1 Overview 2 Game designer 2 1 Compensation 3 Disciplines 3 1 World design 3 2 System design 3 3 Content design 3 4 Game writing 3 5 Level design 3 6 User interface design 3 7 Audio design 3 8 User experience design 4 Game elements 4 1 Narrative 4 2 Gameplay 5 Design process 6 Game Design Tools 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksOverview EditSee also Game design Video game design starts with an idea 4 5 6 7 often a modification on an existing concept 4 8 The game idea will fall within one or several genres Designers often experiment with mixing genres 9 10 The game designer usually produces an initial game proposal document containing the concept gameplay feature list setting and story target audience requirements and schedule staff and budget estimates 11 Many decisions are made during the course of a game s development about the game s design it is the responsibility of the designer to decide which elements will be implemented For example consistency with the game s vision budget or hardware limitations 12 Design changes have a significant positive or negative impact on required resources 13 The designer may use scripting languages to implement and preview design ideas without necessarily modifying the game s codebase 14 15 A game designer often plays video games and demos to follow the game market development 16 It is common for the game designer s name to misleadingly be given an undue amount of association to the game neglecting the rest of the development team 17 Funding game publishers must be taken into account who may have specific expectations from a game 18 as most video games are market driven developed to sell for profit 19 However if financial issues do not influence designer s decisions the game becomes design or designer driven few games are designed this way because of lack of funding 20 Alternatively a game may be technology driven such as Quake 1996 21 to show off a particular hardware achievement or to market the game engine 21 Finally a game may be art driven such as Myst 1993 and Journey 2012 22 mainly to show off impressive visuals designed by artists 22 In Rules of Play 2004 Katie Salen and Eric Zimmermann write A game designer is a particular kind of designer much like a graphic designer industrial designer or architect A game designer is not necessarily a programmer visual designer or project manager although sometimes he or she can also play these roles in the creation of a game A game designer might work alone or as part of a larger team A game designer might create card games social games video games or any other kind of game The focus of a game designer is designing game play conceiving and designing rules and structures that result in an experience for players Thus game design as a discipline requires a focus on games in and of themselves Rather than placing games in the service of another field such as sociology literary criticism or computer science our aim is to study games within their own disciplinary space Because game design is an emerging discipline we often borrow from other areas of knowledge from mathematics and cognitive science from semiotics and cultural studies We may not borrow in the most orthodox manner but we do so in the service of helping to establish a field of game design proper Game designer EditA game designer is a person who designs gameplay conceiving and designing the rules and structure of a game 23 24 25 Many designers start their career in testing departments other roles in game development or in classroom conditions 26 where mistakes by others can be seen first hand 27 Lead designer coordinates the work of other designers and is the main visionary of the game 28 29 Lead designer ensures team communication makes large design decisions and presents design outside of the team 30 Often the lead designer is technically and artistically astute 31 Keeping well presented documentation also falls within the lead designer responsibilities 32 Lead designer may be the founder of a game development company or a promoted employee Game mechanics designer or systems designer designs and balances the game s rules 29 Level designer or environment designer is a position becoming prominent in the recent years 17 Level designer is the person responsible for creating game environment levels and missions 33 34 35 36 Planner is a term referring to a game designer in the Japanese video game industry where game designers are typically credited as planners 37 Compensation Edit In 2010 a game designer with more than six years of experience earned an average of US 65 000 GBP GB 44 761 22 54 000 GBP 37 186 24 with three to six years of experience and 44 000 GBP 30 299 90 with less than 3 years of experience Lead designers earned 75 000 GBP 51 647 56 with three to six years of experience and 95 000 GBP 65 420 24 with more than six years of experience 38 In 2013 a game designer with less than 3 years of experience earned on average 55 000 GBP 37 874 88 A game designer with more than 6 years of experience made on average 105 000 GBP 72 306 58 The average salary of these designers varies depending on their region 39 As of 2015 the salary of experienced workers has shifted to approximately US 87 000 GBP 59 911 17 40 As of January 17 2020 the average annual pay for a Game Designer in the United States is 130 000 a year 41 Disciplines EditWorld design Edit Unreal Engine character creator World design is the creation of a backstory setting and theme for the game often done by a lead designer 42 World design can also be the creation of a universe or a map as well as topics or areas that are likely to be pursued by the player It is a map referenced for creation of everything as it shows where it is and allows for the most logistical design in any given game citation needed World design shapes the direction the game goes towards System design Edit System design is the creation of game rules and underlying mathematical patterns 42 Content design Edit Content design is the creation of characters items puzzles and missions 42 A secondary definition of Content design is the creation of any aspect of the game that is not required for the game to function properly and meet the minimum viable product standard In essence content is the complexity added to a minimum viable product to increase its value An example of this is the item list from Final Fantasy None of the items are necessary for the game to function but they add value and complexity to the game as a whole Game writing Edit Main article Video game writing Game writing involves writing dialogue text and story 42 This is one of the first steps that go into making a video game This encompasses many different elements of the process Writing in video games also includes the elements in which the literature is presented Voice acting text picture editing and music are all elements of game writing Level design Edit Level design Main article Level design Level design is the construction of world levels and its features 33 34 35 42 Level design makes use of many different fields to create a game world Lighting space framing color and contrast are used to draw a player s attention A designer can then use these elements to guide or direct the player in a specific direction through the game world or mislead them User interface design Edit User interface UI design deals with the construction the user interactions and feedback interface like menus or heads up displays 42 The user interface also incorporates game mechanics design Deciding how much information to give the player and in what way allows the designer to inform the player about the world or perhaps leave them uninformed Another aspect to consider is the method of input a game will use and deciding to what degree a player can interact with a game with these inputs These choices have a profound effect on the mood of the game as it directly affects the player in both noticeable and subtle ways User interface design in video games has unique goals A conscious decision has to be made regarding the amount of information to relay to the player However the UI in games do not have to be absolutely streamlined Players expect challenges and are willing to accept them as long as the experience is sufficiently rewarding By the same token navigating or interaction with a game s UI can be satisfying without the need to be effortless 43 Audio design Edit Audio design involves the process of creating or incorporating all of the sounds that are in the game like music sound effects or voice acting 44 This includes the theme song and jingles used in title screens and menus User experience design Edit The disciplines listed above all combine to form the discipline of game feel 45 It ensures that the flow of the game and the user interaction with the game elements are functioning smoothly 46 Game elements EditNarrative Edit Further information Narrative designer Numerous games have narrative elements which give a context to an event in a game making the activity of playing it less abstract and enhance its entertainment value although narrative elements are not always clearly present or present at all The original version of Tetris is an example of a game apparently without narrative Some who narratologists claim that all games have a narrative element Some go further and claim that games are essentially a form of narrative Narrative in practice can be the starting point for the development of a game or can be added to a design that started as a set of game mechanics 47 Gameplay Edit Further information Gameplay Gameplay is the interactive aspects of video game design Gameplay involves player interaction with the game usually for the purpose of gameplay is entertainment education or training 48 Design process EditThe design process varies from designer to designer and companies have different formal procedures and philosophies 49 The typical textbook approach is to start with a concept or a previously completed game and from there create a game design document 50 This document is intended to map out the complete game design and acts as a central resource for the development team This document should ideally be updated as the game evolves throughout the production process citation needed Conceptual art for video game Designers are frequently expected to adapt to multiple roles of widely varying nature For example concept prototyping can be assisted with the use of pre existing engines and tools like GameMaker Studio Unity Godot or Construct Level designs might be done first on paper and again for the game engine using a 3D modeling tool Scripting languages are used for many elements AI cutscenes GUI environmental processes and many other behaviors and effects that designers would want to tune without a programmer s assistance Setting story and character concepts require a research and writing process Designers may oversee focus testing write up art and audio asset lists and write game documentation In addition to the skillset designers are ideally clear communicators with attention to detail and ability to delegate responsibilities appropriately citation needed Design approval clarification needed in the commercial setting is a continuous process from the earliest stages until the game ships 51 When a new project is being discussed either internally or as a result of dialogue with potential publishers the designer may be asked to write a sell sheet of short concepts followed by a one or two page pitch of specific features audience platform and other details Designers will first meet with leads in other departments to establish agreement on the feasibility of the game given the available time scope and budget If the pitch is approved early milestones focus on the creation of a fleshed out design document Some developers advocate a prototyping phase before the design document is written to experiment with new ideas before they become part of the design original research As production progresses designers are asked to make frequent decisions about elements missing from the design The consequences of these decisions are hard to predict and often can only be determined after creating the full implementation These are referred to as the unknowns of the design and the faster they are uncovered the less risk the team faces later in the production process Outside factors such as budget cuts or changes in milestone expectations also result in cuts to the design and while overly large cuts can take the heart out of a project cuts can also result in a streamlined design with only the essential features polished well original research Towards the end of production designers take the brunt of responsibility for ensuring that the gameplay remains at a uniform standard throughout the game even in very long games This task is made more difficult under crunch conditions as the entire team may begin to lose sight of the core gameplay once pressured to hit a date for a finished and bug free game original research Game Design Tools EditTraditionally game designers used simple tools like Word Excel or just plain pen and paper As the field has evolved and player agency and localization started to play a bigger role in game development the need for professional tools has emerged for this particular field 52 Twine Twine is an open source tool for telling interactive nonlinear stories This tool is free and largely used by students to design simple stories Games created in twine can be exported to HTML5 53 articy draft 3 is a professional tool for narrative design that offers a complete solution for writing interactive content game planning and content management Games designed with Articy Draft 3 can be exported to Unity Unreal and JSON 54 See also Edit Video games portal List of video game designers List of video gaming 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