The Importance of Playing Games

The Importance of Playing Games

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Taking Game Design and Development I last year really emphasized how important playing games can be in order to improve as a game designer. Each week for this course, we had to write about a game that we played during the week and give both a description of the game and its mechanics and a review of the game. Doing this throughout the semester led to me playing a variety of different games, and as I was doing so, I would view them with a critical eye.

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Teamwork Makes the Games Work

Teamwork Makes the Games Work

It has been interesting over the past few years watching the relationship between IGM and the 3D Digital Design (3DDD) grow and flourish. That connection has been crucial to my success and development as a student on more than one occasion.

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Pitching Your Game

Pitching Your Game

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As the saying goes, you could have the best product in the world and it wouldn’t sell because no one knows it exist. This directly carries over into the business of games as there are now countless indie titles being released daily. It’s a real struggle for small unknown companies to release indie games that will sell well because of the clutter.

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Getting Time Away from it All

Getting Time Away from it All

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Through my time at RIT, I’ve accumulated a variety of titles. I’m an IGM Ambassador, Teaching Assistant, Grader, Lab Worker, Tech Worker, Tutor, and most recently Graduate Student. With that number, it’s a safe bet that I enjoy IGM and staying involved in the program. However, the more time I have spent with games, the more I realize that it’s amazing to have places to go outside of the major.

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Postmortem: My First GDC

Postmortem: My First GDC

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Three and a half days at GDC was inspiring and tiring. During these 3 ½ days, I mainly talked to people, went to talks, and observed. To be honest, it was different than what I thought.

First of all, there were many, many more people there than I thought it would be, especially after the Expo Floor opened on Wednesday. There were hundreds of booths for companies showing off their best and newest stuff; there were dozens talks/roundtables every day; there were numerous games exhibited and so many parties. It could be a little overwhelming if it was the first time going.

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