Design

UX Walkthrough: Anatomy of a Usability Test in Video Games (Part-1)

Co-authored with Steven Gaston User experience design has become the mainstay of creating intuitive and rewarding offline, online digital experiences, be it across web, apps physical products or more recently GAMES. Most top tier gaming companies big or small (be it PC, mobile or console) like Blizzard, Riot, Sony, EA, Zynga, King, Ubisoft, Gameloft understand this scenery change […]

Advanced UX Prototyping and Playtesting (Without the Code!)

The question I ask is – can we go beyond? Every UX, Game, Product designer aspires enhancing prototypes to map the complete user flows, not just bits and bobs. This article is divided into Tactical and Strategy layers. I will cover the former first. As an UX Director, I have to continuously work on both Tactical and Strategy sides of UX with my […]

How to Perfect your Game’s Core Loop

At the heart of your game’s design, there are core mechanics, and the core gameplay loop. In short, it’s the main activities that structure the entire design and the players engage into repeatedly, in a looping sequence. It’s part of the essence of the game, something you cannot remove without fundamentally altering the experience. In […]

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Our 9 Sound Design Tips to Improve your Game’s Audio

We barely touched on sound, yet it’s an important part of the game’s experience: It gives cues to the player that will help him to react to the world. For example, you can hint the presence of some NPC behind a wall or inside a building. Or let the player know that an enemy is […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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