Game Dev Resources
One of the main reasons that I continue to use Twitter despite certain *hand wave* changes made to the service in the past year is the game development community. Before I joined the industry, I did not realize that it was so present on Twitter. Once I did, I learned it was not only a vibrant and active community, but also an extremeley helpful one.
So many people share advice and resources - tutorials, wikis, presentations - all of this wealth of knowledge and for free. I was worried about losing it all on my feed so I began bookmarking it on Twitter. Then it dawned on me that these should be kept in a public place so I made a Twitter thread. And most recently, I realized Twitter could very well break one day, either threads or the bookmarks feature (or the whole platform, really).
This blog post is an attempt to capture all of that wealth of knowledge in one (hopefully stable) location. I may come back and add more resources as I find them, but no promises for now. :)
Interviewing Tips in Game Industry (Twitter) by @xavierck3d
How to Find a Mentor in the Game Industry (Youtube) by @JeanLeggett
Topics to Talk about with Your Mentees/Mentors (Twitter) by @Sparkly_Julie
How to Find a Job in the Game Industry (Twitter) by @javierabegazo
Presentation on Narrative Design (Youtube) by @MrStidz
Thread on Narrative Pipelines (Twitter) by @ellalowgren
Exhaustive Document About Level Design (Google Doc) by @TychoBolt
Game Design Doc Template (Notion) by @moreelen
Exercises to Build Game Design Skills (Twitter) by @moreelen
Starting Points for Game Accessibility (Twitter) by @LadieAuPair
Examples of Game Companies on Tiktok (Twitter) by @wayne_emanuel
How to Run a Crowdfunding Campaign (Twitter) by @baiyu_dev
If you know of any resources that should be featured here, please contact me and let me know.
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Natalie Gedeon is a User Researcher in the Games Industry who occasionally writes blog posts about games, user research, and whatever else interests her.
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