The Scoop on the GameSalad 0.11 Upgrade

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools

GameSalad is a fast 2D game design engine. It is the perfect for learning how to make and publish games for free on  Android, iPhone, iPad or on HTML. Recently, they just announced that GameSalad 0.11 is available for download. In this article, we will tell you what you can expect from this new release. GameSalad 0.11 Improvements It’s a … Read More

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Interested in game design? Here’s how to get started

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools

We are privileged to have Andrew Greenberg who serves as the President of the Georgia Game Developer Association, provide us with a blog series on what information is needed to get involved in Game Design. This all-volunteer organization is committed to improving Georgia's video game industry. They are known for their SIEGE (Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo) event. Essentials … Read More

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Unity 5 Announced: What does this mean for Game Design?

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, New Releases, Unity Game Development

Pre-order Unity 5 Unity announced the impending release of Unity 5 at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. This news comes 16 months a after the release of Unity 4. In typical Unity fashion, Unity 5 will improve upon its predecessor in many ways. It comes as no surprise that Unity 5 improves upon the easy-to-use, affordable game engine … Read More

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How to Make Money for your 3D Art and Game Assets

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Many people starting out in their college careers are learning that you can make money simply selling the assets that you create. There are many outlets where artists and developers can sell anything from background images, to 2D and 3D characters, music, game templates and animations. Many popular software companies for 3D animation and Game Development offer asset stores or … Read More

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Game Design at Wimberley High School

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The Game Design program began in 2012.  We began teaching Game Design Principles using Gamestarmechanic, an online, very simple application.  Then we completed the HTML, CSS, and Javascript classes on CodeAcademy.  With Game Design principles and some understanding of coding constructs, we started GameSalad.  With the help of a grant from the Wimberley Education Foundation, Wimberley High School was able … Read More

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What’s new with Ignition Game Design Academy V2 from Applied IDEAS

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools

Applied IDEAS, a provider of game design solutions for education, has announced that Version 2.0 of the Ignition Game Design Academy Curriculum is now shipping.  "The Ignition® Game Design Academy is a comprehensive game curriculum that teaches the student real-world game engine principles and what it takes to create a functioning 3D game level. It demonstrates the processes involved in exporting … Read More

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2D Game Development Coming to Unity

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Unity announced at their Unite conference that Unity 4.3 will include native 2D Toolkits to help developers create 2D games inside of Unity. While 2D toolkits have been available inside of Unity’s Asset Store by third party developers, this is the first time that Unity Technologies is actually incorporating it into their software. According to them, they noticed that over … Read More

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Unity 4.2 Release Announced by Unity Technologies

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, New Releases, Unity Game Development

How do you get the new version of Unity 4.2? It’s simple. Visit http://unity3d.com/unity/download/ and you can download it. Plus, it includes a 30 day trial of Unity Pro. (In case you weren’t aware, students and faculty can buy Unity Pro at large educational discounts.) Unity has been working on this new release for quite a while and we are … Read More

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