Game design is 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 was the art made in this game?

I was impressed with the art in this game...it was a mix of real photos and creative art. I decided the game art for a game I'm making should look atleast a little bit like this. Any one know how this ...
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What are the rules for creating optimized image formats?

When creating images for games on mobile devices the smaller the image is the better. What are the general rules for creating images and making sure they still look good in 16 bit or smaller. For ...
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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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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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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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How to isolate artwork from games for fan art

Wherever there is a popular game, there is fan art: custom wallpapers, t-shirts, etc. One thing they usually have in common is that they feature artwork from the game, or something close to it. ...
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Making 2D Motorbike Game Textures

How could I make textures similar to the ground textures in this game: http://www.teagames.com/games/funkytruck3/play.php Im making something similar but I am totally new to making any game ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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Deciding Theme and Colour Scheme For Trivia-Based Game

I started work on an Android-based trivia-like game. You basically pick a topic (eg. volcanoes) and get a random set of 10 questions out of a bigger pool. I'm really struggling to pick a colour ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Identify a font on a game button.

I need to have the font on these buttons identified. The other fonts are unimportant to me. I used to have it when starting a project, but I have transferred computers since then. If I downloaded it ...
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Best tool to make moving 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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Learn to design jewels

I'm a programmer and I started to create a match-three jewels game. I'd like to try designing my own jewels. I can't find any tutorials for creating a decent jewel/gem and I'm looking for advice from ...
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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, ...