Library

Visit our Facebook site

Web Resources for Video Game Design

Professional AssociationsTopics and IssuesCareer |

 

Professional Associations

Boston Post Mortem
URL: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/
The Boston chapter of the International Game Development Association.  [8/16]
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
URL: http://www.theesa.com/
 U.S. association serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet. [8/16]
International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
URL: http://www.igda.org/
A non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video game by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and “advocating on issues that affect the developer community.” [8/16]
North American Simulation & Gaming Association (NASAGA)
URL: http://www.nasaga.org/
According to the website the North American Simulation and Gaming Association is “THE home for trainers, teachers, and educators who use active learning methods to increase engagement, enhance retention, and improve performance.” [8/16]

Topics and Issues

Boston Area Game Companies
URL: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/boston-area-game-companies/
A handy list of game design companies in the Boston area. [8/16]
Gamasutra
URL: http://www.gamasutra.com/
A website dedicated to the art & business of making games. Contain articles from game designers, industry news, business & marketing, a blog, news and more. [8/16]
GameDevMap
URL: http://www.gamedevmap.com/
Gamedevmap is a living map and catalog of game development organizations around the world. Updated regularly as of December 2013, Gamedevmap contains “publishers and development studios with a staff of five or more, studios with previously published games, and studios under contract with a publisher are listed. Also included are “middleware companies, service providers, and schools are not currently being tracked. gamedevmap does not track individual talent, consultants, or mod groups.” [8/16]

Career

The Game Industry Career Guide
URL: http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/blog/
The Game Industry Career Guide is a good source for getting a job and building your career in the video game industry. Owned and operated by game industry veteran Jason W. Bay this site offers insider tips and advice getting a job in the game design industry. [8/16] 
Game Job Hunter
URL: http://gamejobhunter.com/blog/
Job listings from all over the world according your specific talent and experience (art, design, marketing, producer, ect), resume advice, best cities for employment in video game industry and more! [ [8/16]

Last update 20140110/ AL