Welcome to the Participatory Game Design Atlas!


"To say of all this that we are merely toolmakers is to miss the point of History. We are the world makers." - Neil Postman -

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So, here's the big list of lists of game design links and resources! Only a couple of words on it:
- feel free to add anything you deem useful, either by editing the list directly or posting stuff in the Discussion & Sandbox page.
- these 4 categories are just meant to give a general indication about the type of "source" that generated the entry, but they are not hard-wired. Please feel free to suggest changes in the classification.
- however, the 4 categories are also meant to not difference between digital & "analog" games, as I tried to keep these links on an "inclusive enough" level of abstraction. Again, feel free to discuss this.
- I know this is already quite redundant, as many links-within-links are shared between. I quite like this, as it gives us a good insight in the "currents" of information.
- here's the list of sites/threads where I posted it, if you prefer participating in site-specific discussion.
- SHARE FREELY!

Community generated resources and discussions


Hobbyists, How Do You Make It Happen?
https://www.scirra.com/forum/hobbyists-how-do-you-make-it-happen_t79784

Game Design Links
http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=458764

The Designer's Resource List
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/933849/the-designers-resources-list

Game Designer's Resource Thread
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?102406-Game-Designers-Resource-Thread

How To Design Games? No Really
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=18456.0

A Collection Of Interesting Game Design Materials
http://forum.gpwiki.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11762

Game Design Resources
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=31350.0


"Expert users" community contributions


The Designer's Workshop
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=1588.0

Game And Mod Development Basics
http://www.moddb.com/forum/thread/game-and-mod-development-basics

Shortcutman's Guide To Starting A Mod
http://www.moddb.com/forum/thread/shortcutmans-guide-to-starting-a-mod

A Brief Crash Course On Game Design
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1018707/a-brief-crash-course-on-game-design-issues-process

Game Design And Self Publishing
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/322382/game-design-self-publishing-a-resource-for-game


Dedicated Blogs/Lists/Wikis


Indie Resources
http://www.pixelprospector.com/indie-resources/

Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs
http://becomingacomputertechnician.com/top-50-best-game-design-blogs

Learn Game Design
http://www.learngamedesign.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Board Game Mechanic Glossary
http://www.boardgamizer.com/mechanics

Games Are For Everyone!
http://www.gamesareforeveryone.com/

So you Wanna be a Game Designer?
http://wannabe.urustar.net

Game Design Concepts
http://gamedesignconcepts.wordpress.com/

Critical Gaming Network
http://critical-gaming.com/gamedesign101/

I Have No Words and I Must Design
http://www.rpg.net/oracle/essays/nowords.html

Participatory Game Design Atlas (Recursion FTW!)
https://participatorygamedesign.wikispaces.com/Home

Free Books/Resources/Courses/Other Stuff


Extra Credits Series
https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz

How To Make a Video Game - For Free! .
http://www.stormthecastle.com/video-game-design/video-game-design-index.htm

Design Patterns Of Succesful Role-Playing Games
http://madbrewlabs.com/labs/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/rpg-design-patterns-9-26-05.pdf

1001 Game Ideas
http://gamelab.uta.fi/gamespacetool/FILES/Tools/GuideBook_for_GameSpaceIdeaTools.pdf

MIT Game Design Course
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-608-game-design-fall-2010/index.htm