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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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What sort of noise is this?

I'm a game developer not a graphic artist, so I'm not very good at any of this stuff, anyway, in my most recent project I have created a custom shader using a "glint" texture for some of the ...
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What fonts are used in the video game Hades?

Image attached. More specifically for the character names (white text) and dialogues. I have tried using Font Matcherator but it failed to properly identify because the image has a low resolution. (I ...
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How these game illustrations have grayer background?

As you can see in these images of a game the background colors are less saturated and grayer: Do you think the designer reduced the transparency in the background or used grayer colors? regards, ...
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Software to reduce colors to optimized 512-color custom palette

I need to take a full RGB image, and turn it into image that is optimized for a specific 512 color palette that I already have(I've been hired to make graphics for a Sega Mega Drive game). I can't use ...
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Program, Site or plugin to find a RGB code in an existing image file to see the location of the RGB

I have a .bmp image file containing about 3000 unique RGBs to make tiles for a game, the game has a separate file defining the RGB of the tile but when working with them it can be hard to pin down ...
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How could I make halftones like the example in this image [closed]

How could I make these halftones like the example shown here.
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What genre of pixel art were MS-DOS and NES games? How to draw them?

The image below is characteristic of MS-DOS and NES games. What is this kind of pixel art called, and how to paint on a similar canvas where pixels take on a diamond sort of asterisk look (*). 8-bit ...
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How do you make such 2D assets? (absolute beginner)

Okay, so I am a Web Developer and I want to learn how to make 2D assets for the old school browser game I'm working on. I'm not an artist, and my skills in that area are very poor. I'm not even sure ...
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Should I get Adobe Photoshop for graphic design, graphic illustrations, illustrations, art and painting? [closed]

I have always wanted to get Photoshop because of all it's features(video, 3D etc.) but I mostly use it on game design and graphic design. I won't be using it for photography since I'm not a ...
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Advice picking colors for a videogame interface

I've been working on developing a card-based browser game, and I have to say graphic design isn't my forte. This is what the user interface for the game looks like I'm not too sure about the choice ...
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Is there a script to re-stack objects in illustrator by distance from top left?

This is ideal for the creation of isometric graphics. You can replicate an isometric tile symbol with a graphic in it, like a house or a tree, multiple times, then run the script to re-stack all ...
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Tools to help with 2d game design? [closed]

I am a game designer and I need tools to help me not like adobe photoshop and illustrator or unity or any of those something to help me create screenshots/game icon something like: https://...
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How to Flip the Edges in 3ds max?

is there any way how can I do this operation in 3ds max?
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Design a map for a 3d game similar to Discord's style in SVG with Affinity Designer

I'm just a backend developer who has no talent with design, and I'm currently developing a game for iOS, Android, PC, macOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. I just want to design something like ...
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Creating advanced Healthbar Texture for Game UI

I'm pretty new to this all, especially Game UI Design and I would like to know how to create a realy good looking Healthbar. I should perhaps mention that, since I'm so new to this, I don't have ...
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Creating video game textures is driving me to insanity

TL:DR Textures are split up and scattered into different sections in game assets. Need a way to align the sections for design work and quickly get the sections back into their scattered form for the ...
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I am an experienced programmer who wants to learn how to design 2D game art. Is this achievable? [closed]

Although I am an experienced programmer and decent with Unity, I really want to learn how to design my own 2D levels and character art. I have some experience with Photoshop since I used to slice ...
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How to draw a character in a similar art style to this? [closed]

I'm trying to achieve the quality of this art style. However I'm not a professional artist yet. Still practicing and have a long way to go. Now I have made a rough sketch, outlined it, colored and ...
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Creating cinematic for an app/Question about 3D Models

I would say that I'm fairly new to the modeling and animation field but I'm not a complete beginner. I'm trying to create a cinematic for a program, just don't exactly have the time to go through all ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I am into game design and I want to make my game in pixel art style. I saw a program called Graphics Gale. Is it good for pixel art? Can anyone recommend some open-source, or free, Windows 10 pixel ...
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How to create a board game path in Illustrator

I was wondering, how i could create a board game path in Adobe Illustrator. The path should contain evenly sized fields, that bend according to the bend of the path. I also want to know how to split ...
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How to come up with color palette for a game

I am trying to come up with a color palette for my game. The game is similar to Hearthstone (trading card game). I have broken down the requirement to 3 palettes ... 1. Palette for background elements....
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Ways to practice design as a student without a subject or project

I am studying design in school but I want to make things outside of class. Only problem is that I cannot think of anything to design. I want to practice designing UI for games but how do I design a UI ...
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I designed a game that makes my eyes tired

I try making a game where you draw physic lines and need to deliver a ball to the exit. I created several levels and found that I cant play it. My eyes get tired and hurt after 10 minutes. Maybe the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 channel ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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