35 Best Game Design Blogs and Websites
Game Design Blogs
Here are 35 Best Game Design Blogs you should follow in 2023
1. League of GameMakers - The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made
A blog about making tabletop games from a diverse group of designers, publishers, developers and artists.
3.5K⋅ 4.5K Get Email Contact More
2. GAMEDESIGNING - Become a Video Game Designer
The aspiring video game designers guide to becoming a successful game designer, developer, or artist.
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552⋅ 239 ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
3. The Psychology of Video Games by Jamie Madigan
The mission of blog is to popularize the application of psychology to creating and understanding video games. Whether you want to know about the psychology behind why good game design works, why people act and think as they do when they play games, or how those who market and sell games take advantage of psychological quirks, you'll find something cool and interesting here.
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3.7K⋅ 5.2K ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
4. Ludology Blog
Welcome to Ludology, an analytical discussion of the how's and why's of the world of board games. Rather than news and reviews, Ludology explores a variety of topics about games from a wider lens, as well as discuss game history, game design and game players.
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1 post / week ⋅ Feb 2011 Get Email Contact More
5. 2D Game Art for Programmers
2Dgameartguru.com shares tutorials, tips and tricks about game art creation, designing with open source tools like Inkscape, Krita and Gimp.
729 ⋅2 posts / week Get Email Contact More
6. Daniel Solis
Durham, North Carolina, US
Daniel Solis is a multiple award-winning game designer. Creator of Belle of the Ball (Dice Hate Me Games); Kodama: the Tree Spirits (Action Phase Games); Princess Bride: As You Wish (GameSalute); Spycraft: Need To Know (Crafty Games); and many more self-published card games! This blog is mostly about game design, graphic design, typography and art direction.
8.2K ⋅9 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
7. Soren Johnson - DESIGNER NOTES
Silver Spring, Maryland, US
This blog is about Soren Johnson's Game Design Journal.
9.2K ⋅2 posts / month Get Email Contact More
8. Keith Burgun Blog
New York, US
Keith Burgun is a game designer, writer, composer and visual artist from Westchester, NY. He has written two books on game design and he is a founder of Dinofarm Games.
29⋅ 2.1K ⋅3 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
9. Make Them Play - Bastiaan Reinink
Follow this blog for Learning About Board Game Design.
177⋅ 733 ⋅4 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
10. Molecular Jig Games - Biochemistry and Game Design
Molecular Jig Games is for to increase general knowledge of molecular behavior. Proteins, lipids, drugs, allergens, vaccines, degradable plastic, ocean acidification, heath: molecules are the key to understanding many important concepts. The goal will be accomplish by creating games that take place in the molecular world and making them available to as wide an audience as possible.
243 ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
11. Kind Fortress - Isaac Shalev
Stamford, Connecticut, US
This blog is all about board game design. Isaac Shalev is Board-gamer, game designer, host of On Board Games.
230⋅ 3.2K Get Email Contact More
12. The Board Game Design Course Blog
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hey, I'm Joe. I'm a board game designer and of course a board game enthusiast! I'm always looking for ways to connect game designers and fans more easily. Find tips, tricks, and helpful information for board game designers, including Kickstarter and game design advice.
581⋅ 1.2K ⋅8 posts / day Get Email Contact More
13. Extra Credits
Extra Credits Youtube channel providies short (~5 minute) animated videos explaining and exploring different elements of game design and considerations for designers.
61.7K⋅ 49.3K ⋅2 posts / week ⋅ Aug 2011 Get Email Contact More
14. Shaun Spalding | Youtube
Shaun Spalding Youtube channel shares hundred of tutorial videos on learning how to build video games. Specifically using GameMaker: Studio and GameMaker Studio 2.
11.8K ⋅1 post / week Get Email Contact More
15. Dr. Lewis Pulsipher - Game Design | Youtube
This channel is about game design, and occasionally about game development. Dr. Lewis Pulsipher is the author of Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish (McFarland).
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761 ⋅2 posts / week ⋅ Sep 2013 Get Email Contact More
16. Raph's Website
San Diego, California, US
A professional game designer and frequent writer on issues of interactive design, Raph Koster was the lead designer on the seminal online world ULTIMA ONLINE, which first brought online worlds to the mass market.
20.9K ⋅4 posts / year Get Email Contact More
17. Sirlin.Net - Game Design
Sirlin designed video games such as Street Fighter HD Remix, Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, and Kongai. He's designed tabletop games such as Yomi, Puzzle Strike, Pandante, and Flash Duel. He discusses the craft of game design with his lead playtester.
3.2K⋅ 2.7K ⋅1 post / year Get Email Contact More
18. The Game Crafter Official Podcast
Madison, Wisconsin, US
A weekly podcast hosted by JT Smith and Jeff King that covers news, events, tips, and helpful advice on utilizing the print on demand services of The Game Crafter.
4.8K⋅ 9K Get Email Contact More
19. Board Game Design Lab
The Board Game Design Lab is a hub for specific topics in board game design. Here you'll find a ton of resources and interviews with the top designers, publishers, and insiders in the gaming industry. If you're looking for a site that will help you design great games people love, this is it. This show does a deep dive into subjects that listeners find extremely valuable as they progress through their game design journeys.
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2.9K ⋅15 posts / year ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact More
20. Design a Game - Pietro Polsinelli
Florence, Toscana, Italy
Pietro Polsinelli is a game designer and developer, mostly working on applied (a.k.a. educational) games. He try to present the projects he has worked on, past and present; he also try to define some features of the future ones, at least, the ones he hope to do; in that section he also briefly present some of his skills and defects.
2.6K Get Email Contact More
21. Indie By Design - We create video game books & podcasts
London, England, UK
Independent By Design is a creator and publisher of quality books that celebrate and document the indie video game space. Our goal is to help preserve and understand great games, people and studios. The company began life in 2015 when it was founded by Stace Harman and John Robertson.
2.5K⋅ 294 Get Email Contact More
22. Games Precipice
Atlanta, Georgia, US
A blog exploring the depths of tabletop game design. Featuring a monthly topic and weekly subtopics, we examine design steps, concepts, mechanics, implementation and use editorials to help new and aspiring game designers improve their ideas.
390⋅ 486 Get Email Contact More
23. Sande Chen - Game Design Aspect of the Month
Sande Chen is a writer and game designer whose game credits span 10 years in the industry. Her writing credits include 1999 Independent Games Festival winner Terminus and the PC RPG of the Year, The Witcher, for which she was nominated for a 2007 Writers Guild Award in Videogame Writing.
1.7K Get Email Contact More
24. TGIK Games Blog - Game Design, Design Process and Review
Ventura, California, US
TGIK Games is a board game design studio and publisher. They makes games for the hobby gamer, casual gamer and educational games.
175⋅ 2.5K Get Email Contact More
25. Games by Manuel Correia Blog
Manuel Correia is a game designer of both digital and analog games. You might have played one of the games He worked on while at InnoGames, Gambrinous, Digital Furnace, SixMinute, Miniclip or Gameinvest.
617⋅ 1.8K Get Email Contact More
26. Dan Kenny Game Design Blog
Dan Kenny is an award winning game developer, writer and artist. He was named one of Develop magazines 30 Under 30 developers of 2012. He previously founded Eyesodic Games and developed the award winning Reapers End and Life After Us games. He have over 8 years experience in games design, concept design and animation using industry standard tools.
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27. snomaN Gaming
Seattle, Washington, US
Home of Good Game Design where they analyze principles of what makes games great.
243⋅ 5.3K ⋅3 posts / year ⋅ Dec 2013 Get Email Contact More
28. Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology is India's leading professional college offering bachelor's and advanced diploma courses in game development, game programming, game art & game design and augmented reality & virtual reality. Follow the blog to learn Game Design and Development from the best.
141.3K ⋅1 post / quarter ⋅ Jun 2015 Get Email Contact More
29. No Hidden Info - Michael Ardizzone
New Jersey, US
A strategy game design and programming blog. This blog is a place to show friends and interested parties an ideas on strategy game design and programming.
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30. Tien Tam - Game Design Blog
Tien Tam is a 3D Generalist and Game Designer with a focus on creating engaging content. Excels at cross-disciplinary collaboration to create, implement, and deliver optimized game assets.
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31. Game Design Wit | Youtube
The study and discussion of game design.
227⋅ 33 Get Email Contact More
Game Design Bloggers
|Blogger Name||Blog Link||Total Blog Posts|
|Gil Hova, Erica Hayes-Bouyouris, Sen-Foong Lim, Sc||ludology.libsyn.com||41|
|Harman and Robertson||indiebydesign.net/blog||23|
|Game Design Wit||youtube.com/user/daltreywaters/videos||10|
Game Design Blog Topics
|Topic||Number of posts|
|Game Design And Development||5|
|Game Design Basics||4|
|Topic||Past Month Count|