Barriers to Game Design and being thankful!

I just read on Jay Cormier’s design blog, From Inspiration to Publication, about a game designers meetup in Toronto.  COOL STUFF!!   When I read this I get excited for Jay and his group of game designers and a little envious.  Why envious?  My community doesn’t have that critical mass of people, or gamers, to support a game design group.  It seems I am a group of one!   This ‘remoteness certainly seems to be a barrier in many ways – lack of immediate support/feedback, lack of resources and many other things…

However, I am thankful for the following:

  1. A great group of gaming friends (a group of five including me) that are willing to try my ideas
  2. Support from game designers across the world through the G+ GameLab circle
  3. Support from David Short and David Gregg who no matter how crazy my game ideas may be are always willing to listen and give feedback
  4. For Aldie and Co. for providing a wonderful forum to satisfy my board game needs –

When you feel you don’t have what you need be thankful for what you have!



About Clive

Just an average guy who loves board games, movies, musics, books, comic books, video games and anything else fun.
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One Response to Barriers to Game Design and being thankful!

  1. designerjay says:

    You can try starting a for designers, or post some adverts in your local game store advertising a specific day as a game designer day or even use sites like Craigslist to find designers. There are tons out there! I will say that our game designs have improved drastically once we started getting feedback from other designers! Good luck to you.

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