Design

Games that designers play

Designers are some of the busiest people around.

Many often deliberately deprive themselves of sleep or food in favor of work. But they also need to rest – preferably, without being distracted from the work process.

Specialized games for designers will help you combine business with pleasure.

Metrico

“A game about infographics and free will” – this is what this progressive platformer for Playstation Vita calls itself. The hero’s environment is made up of graphs, diagrams and other classic elements of info design.

This bizarre landscape changes depending on the player’s actions – the bars get longer / shorter, the donut diagrams rotate, the graphs rush up. The goal of the game is to find the right path through this jungle of infographics.

The pitch

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A board game about graphic design. Its creator, Fatima Kabbah, says that “this game will help not only designers or creatives get involved in the creative process, but also your grandmother who cannot click the mouse, or your economist friend.”

The goal of the game is to come up with projects (individually or as a team), present them to the art director and win points.

Cards that influence the rules add variety to the process. People unfamiliar with design will love the competitive element and familiarity with the creative process, while professionals will appreciate the game’s gorgeous graphics and hone their presentation skills.

Code Combat

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A browser-based RPG where you can learn to code. At each level, you are tasked with getting out of the dungeon, finding an item or defeating a monster. Management takes place by entering a code. Also, Code Combat offers several playable characters, a long campaign, the ability to equip the hero, several programming languages ​​available for learning, including Python and JavaScript.

“You don’t need lessons! – declare the creators. – You need to write a lot of code and have a good time doing it. This is the essence of programming. This is why Code Combat is a multiplayer game, not a tutorial. “

Type: Rider

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A beautiful puzzle platformer about two points traveling through time. 10 game worlds represent key periods in the development of typography – from cave paintings to modern styles. As you solve puzzles, Helvetica, Garamond, Times New Roman and other legendary fonts are born before your eyes. The picture is complemented by a beautiful visual range and pleasant music.

Trainer Games

There are many games to help designers improve their skills in a simplified manner. Among them are: games with type, color and shape.

Type games:

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KernType – teaches kernels;
ShapeType – about changing the shape of letters;
TypeConnection – about font compatibility;
FontGame – in this game you need to determine the name of the font used to write the text;

Color games:

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RGB Challenge – you need to correlate the color and the corresponding code in the RGB system;
Color – within a limited period of time, you need to find the specified color on the color wheel. The higher the level, the more difficult the disc becomes;
The Color! – find one extra color tile among the colored tiles. As the level rises, the size of the board increases, and the difference between colors decreases;

Form games:

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The Bezier Game – teaches you how to work with the pen tool and Bezier curves;
Pixactly – check your eye and try to draw a rectangle of the specified sizes in pixels;

Have a good game!

Author: Vasily Fedotovsky



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