Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game to facilitate interaction between players for playful, healthful, educational, or simulation purposes. Game design can be applied both to games and, increasingly, to other interactions, particularly virtual ones.
Game design creates goals, rules, and challenges to define a sport, tabletop game, casino game, video game, role-playing game, or simulation that produces desirable interactions among its participants and, possibly, spectators.
- be imaginative and creative.
- have good written and verbal communication skills .
- have good basic visual design and drawing skills.
- be reasonably fluent in a range of 2D and 3D graphics and animation packages, such as 3D Studio Max, NUKE or Maya.
- be able to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.
- be able to communicate your vision to artists, programmers, producers, marketing staff, and others involved in the development process.
- be skilled in information design and user interface design.
- be able to think systematically and strategically.