informa
2 min read
article

GameCareerGuide: Complexity Challenge Ends As Music Challenge Commences

Once again Gamasutra sister site GameCareerGuide has posted the results of a Challenge posed to its readers -- to simplify a complicated game -- while also beginning a new o
Once again Gamasutra sister site GameCareerGuide has posted the results of a Challenge posed to its readers -- to simplify a complicated game -- while also beginning a new one inspired by their favorite songs. Complexity Overly complicated game interface and design has posed a problem for the industry for some time. While complexity is required to make a game deep, overly complicated design and interface can obscure a game's depth -- keep it from being accessible enough to engage with. GameCareerGuide asked its readers to tackle this as a Game Design Challenge. The winning entries are: Joe Locastro, Columbia College Chicago, EdEN Online (EvE Online 2) Stephen Miller, Student at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, X-Com: An Elegant Sequel Carl Killian, Freelance, Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Social The full results, including three runners-up, are live now at GameCareerGuide. Favorite Song In a total change of pace from the previous challenge, the latest Game Design Challenge -- which kicks off today -- asks GCG's readers to create a game design inspired by a favorite song: "We're asking you not to make a rhythm game. Instead, pick a song you like a lot and just sit and listen to it... and come up with the game design that the song itself inspires you to create." Full details are available at GameCareerGuide; all readers are eligible to submit designs.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more