Questions about the game development process of designing the content and rules of a game in the pre-production stage and design of gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters during production stage.

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How to make a shine for animation on a sprite

I am in the process of making a game and would like a sprite to have a shine animation every so often. The attached picture shows the effect I would like to replicate, I have illustrator, with which I ...
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Is there a website where i can just sell drawings?

I am 17 years old and wanted to find a way to make money from my anime/realism drawings. I'm kinda looking more for a website torward startup game designers who just need a drawing done and are ...
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Help with identifying how this mobile game art was created

I love this artwork and would like to understand how it was created: Some looks hand-drawn. For example the shading on the bottom of the bird and in the moon's craters. Some looks like vector ...
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Getting a job in the game design industry

I graduated college with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Digital Media. I have been working with 3D modeling for about a year now and am really interested in trying to become a game ...
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3ds Max - Turn an uneven rectangle into a box

I am a game programmer and I am trying to learn 3D Modelling by doing my own art for games. So I run into this problem: I created this model using a Rectangle. Now, I want to give it more height. I ...
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Video Game design certifications

I realised that a designer has usually hard times getting into the video game industry without any previous experience on that. Sometimes having this previous experience is hard (developing a cool ...
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Photoshop in game development

I've always used pre-made assets from the unity store so far but since I'll probably move on to making my own models and textures et cetera I was wondering about the place of photoshop in game / asset ...
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How Do I Create Maps Like this?

I'm working on a game project. I want to know how can I create such maps in photoshop. Notice how they look like. It looks as if you've handdrawn them, still looks very nice. Is there any way to ...
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What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?

I would like to create pixel art graphics for an iPhone game on my mac, and I'm wondering what are some good programs I should look into.
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SVG images for JavaFX-based game client

A group of programmers and designers are making a Trading Card Game (TCG). I work mostly on creative material. The Java game client is using JavaFX for GUI and we are looking to use primarily vector-...
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Fiding a good resolution for game assets

I'm having trouble finding a good resolution for my in game assets, like trees. At first I tried to put everything in one image but the image was huge and unity does not go further than 8192px, then I ...
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Where and how are this icons made? [closed]

Are this vector icons? I'm working on a game and I want to make icon to learn technique how it's made, but so far I'm not sure how to make especially that glossing effect.
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Smooth color edges

Part of a game design - I had to make a map that is built with layers of color that the engine processes at a later stage. Each color represents a different ground type. Basically, I made that map ...
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Good techniques for transparent info in game UI

For a game that I am developing, I am trying to include a non-intrusive overlay to help the player understand what keys to use as they progress through the game. I'm looking to design something like ...
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How can I improve colors in my smartphone 2D game?

I just finished developing a game for Windows Phone 8, and now I'm searching for some optimization. In particular, since I don't understand much about graphics design, I payed a guy to make me ...
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Creating bulk PDFs from Spreadsheet?

I have designed a TCG game with roughly 500 card created. I have a card frame made, and would like to use these to create a PDF of each card. Is there a way to automate this so i can make any changes ...
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What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
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Is designing/drawing characters and backgrounds for video games a part of graphic design?

I want to work as a designer of videogame characters and backgrounds, but I don't know if there is such a job, or what it is called (illustration, graphic design, concept design?). I am about to go ...
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What canvas size should I use to draw pixel art for an 8bit game?

I'm working on the sprites for a 8bit game. The game is made for iOS so I'm working on a 16:9 radius. What I'm not sure is whether I should make the sprites on a 1920x1080 canvas or if I work with a ...
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Difficulties applying texture in 3ds Max for .obj export

So, I've started creating 3D model for my small application. Im using libgdx. I firstly created a model in 3Ds Max: Then, I did this 'render to texture thing' with those settings: I also used ...
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What should I do to distinguish an item which has the same color with its background?

I'm making a game where some discs/circles moves around in a tiled map. Each disc/tile have a color, and sometime the color of the disc and the tile are identical. It would be hard for the user to ...
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Why are fonts more expensive when used in games?

I'm a video game developer who loves fonts. I noticed that fonts are often more expensive when they are bought to be used in games. For example, a font called Daft Brush on HypeForType is sold for $...
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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How to Batch-export layers of Inkscape-generated SVG-file to Bitmap for sprites?

Batch -export means that I may need to add certain transformations such as anti-alias, contrast-fixes and resizing. SVG here means I am using Inkscape. One layer here is a sprite. I currently export ...
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Is there an online animation repository I can use to communicate my ideas?

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations (buttons, graphical elements, etc.). Now the real problem is that getting the exact ...
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How to make dust effect for game?

I wanna make an effect for my game. I am using Sprite-Kit and Cocos2d-x. I want to make dust, smoke, or some kind of effect like these such as this game. Which programs can I use?
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Can I publish caricatures of famous people in a game?

I am developing an indie 2D game. Some of the enemies are caricatures of famous characters but there is no explicit reference to their name (the only reference is that if the caricature is of a ...
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Dharma Type license: Bebas Neue in html5-based app

I want to use Bebas Neue in my commercial html5-based game for mobile devices. My game mechanics implies the use of letters as sprites. The fact that this game is html5-based game means, that I'll ...
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Photoshop CS 6: Oblique perspective tile set creation - preserving quality

I am creating texture maps for my oblique perspective RPG... I am able to create the front aspect fine, but run into issues with the side/45 degree angle texturing. I don't want to have to redraw ...
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What type of art is this?

I wanted to know what the name was of this type of images? I am basically asking for the name of the style that these were done in?
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Map borders on GIMP

I'm trying to create a map for Risk. I found an image scouring the Internet that fits what I want perfectly, except instead of having borders, each province is just a different color. I would like to ...
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What is the best tool to make animations for iOS games?

What is the easiest tool and way to make moving animations that can be used in iOS games? If there are tutorials, I can also learn. I also want it to be vector or retina. Something like hd. Thanks.
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Designing a paper plane for the game

I need to draw a paper plane for my game. I have pretty much PS experience but still have problems with easy tasks. It must be totally 2d , so most examples that can be found on the internet are ...
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How are sprites and graphics for high end graphic games made? [closed]

I have made small HTML5 games and I use Inkscape to make the sprites. But I'm curious to know how sprites and graphics for high end desktop games like NFS and Call Of Duty made. Any answer or ...
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What software can I use to animate my character in Unity3D? [closed]

I am new in Game Development and I want to know what Softwares can help me to create Good animations for my 3rd Person Character. Thanks in advance! :D
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Designing scalable graphics without using vectors

I'm working on an mobile phone game, and don't have the luxury of being able to use vector graphics. I'd like the game to be playable on a wide range of devices from 2560x1600 tablets to 320x240 ...
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Creating a tile for a word game

Please advise me how to use Gimp to create a tile for a word game like below: I can see 2 rectangles with rounded corners - the outer one and then the one on the top. Is the smaller rectangle ...
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Looking for tiles to construct modern city in 2D quest

I want to develop a simple 2D quest and for doing that i need a tilepack for modern city. I googled for some sites with tileas, but I don't found anything interesting (all that I found is a few common ...
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Art-style for a kids based game

I'm working on a game project which is based on a Kids daily activities and games. It needs obviously some cute graphics for which kids get interested in. Since I'm working on a low-budget, I need a ...
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Game sprites with Illustrator CS6

I redesigned this sprite sheet, based on Mega Man X in falcon armor. I designed it with Illustrator CS6 but when I exported it as a .png file and then imported it to PS CS6, I found that the character ...
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Which brush to use for creating art like in the videogame “Braid”?

I'm really impressed with the artwork in Braid so I'd like to learn how to do similar stuff in Photoshop. I have tried around with the brushes but haven't quite figured out how to get the same ...
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Creating vector art with a programming background?

I come from the land of game programming and a very logically oriented mind with a bit of a dulled experience. I have experience manipulating images in Photoshop, doing tasks like slicing and tracing ...
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Why is my character lost in the background?

I am designing and developing a 2D-platformer and I'm having trouble with the look and feel of the game. The game is about an inventor who is kidnapped for warfare. Theme: Childish but sad. There are ...
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Coloring techniques in Angry Birds

Are there any particular coloring techniques or principles that are used in the popular game Angry Birds? I've noticed the number of colors used on each colored area is four, most of the time. A base ...
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Who is in charge of creating fake logos and products for movies/games, and what are good examples of them?

Who is responsible for creating such products? Are they usually done by the props team? Or are there companies that specialise in them? Here are a couple of examples. It's usually easier to find ...
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Graphic Design resource for game project? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips and sources for beginning designers I'm creating my first game and want to improve upon the graphic design aspects of my game. By graphic design I mean layout, font, ...
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Drawing and importing hand drawn images into mobile game

In the article about DragonBox iPhone game, I've read that: the dragons were all drawn by a fourteen-year-old girl I would like to do exactly the same: ask someone to draw some images for the ...
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Game development graphic design: Bastion-style

I am developing a game and I am particularly interested in a Bastion-like mapping style. This is a good shot: I am unsure about how to achieve that. Currently I use both Photoshop and Illustrator. ...
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Games Design & Illustration - Starting Off

So I primarily have a background in Interface Design and wish to expand my skill set into illustration and game design. I've recently armed myself with a Bamboo tablet and want to get serious about ...
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What do I need to start creating professional drawings?

What tools or software or devices are neccessary to create proffesional drawings for games for example? How to draw something and be able to use it on PC?