• Game UI Design

    How To Make Your Game UI Shine & Increase Conversions

    Why game UI matters Maybe you want to help the players find their way through the menus. You may also want to increase your sales. Regardless of your goal, you can achieve it all by using the principles of design the right way and measuring the impact of your changes. We want people to find their […]

  • UX Game Design

    5 Tips to Improve Your Game’s User Experience

    In a small indie development team, you get to wear multiple hats, and you most likely fix some of your game’s UX design issues. That’s why it’s important to know about this vast and deeply interesting domain. That’s also why today, we’re sharing 5 tips for you to improve your game’s user experience. What is UX […]

  • 3 steps to improve your game’s graphics

    We have a strong tendency to judge a book by its cover. It takes but a split-second for our opinion of a website or any visual design to be tinted. Positively or negatively. Coming up with both an appealing art direction and some efficient UX design is no easy task. When someone discovers your game, […]

  • Tips for a Great First Time User Experience (FTUE) in F2P Games

    Someone has chosen your app over the 1,500,000 other apps in the App Store or on Google Play. That’s fantastic! The next couple of moments after a user downloads a free-to-play (F2P) game are critical. Users are fickle and it takes a compelling introduction to keep them coming back. Worse yet, the cost of downloading […]

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    21 Free Learning Resources for Game Developers

    Good learning resources are hard to find. Especially if you’re seeking free content. The internet is filled with content creators, all looking to grab your attention. As an entrepreneur, I’m fond of collecting and sorting resources. I want to focus my time and my mind on courses that are worth the investment. Although we love […]

  • How to do an Efficient Game Test

    We would love to think that our creations provide a great experience from the get-go. That they are rock-solid, that we don’t need to run tedious series of Beta test sessions. But we have a terrible bias in favor of what we do. We invest so much time and energy into our work that it […]

  • 11 Tips to Speed Up your Game Design Process

    At the start of a project, everything has yet to be done. There are loads of tasks at hand, and it is hard to tackle them in the right order. As a game designer, our job involves some writing. Often a lot of writing. The large, almighty Game Design Document is a myth. I am […]

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    How to expand your audience with Game Accessibility

    We make games for others to enjoy. We want to reach the largest amounts of players possible within our target group. There are many decisions we can take in our design process to improve the feel of our game. We can invest time on the core mechanics, the aesthetics, and the sound design. All that is of great […]

  • Why habit formation is the key to long term retention

    Forenote: The goal of this article is to give you pointers about how habits work, beyond good and evil. It tries to depict some unconcious habit-related mechanisms that come into play in our games. Only that way can we get a better grasp of how we function from a psychological standpoint – and take design decisions in consequence, aware of the consequences of our […]

  • 16 Reasons Why Players Are Leaving Your Game

    Players leave games. According to Marc Robinson’s 2013 GDC talk, “On average, less than 40% of players return to a free-to-play game after just one session.”     And as you know, our first duty as professional game designers is to create compelling experiences. We make games for the players to enjoy and play! If […]