Posts Tagged ‘video game level design’

Reflections From a Level Designer on SimCity’s Edgewater Bay

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Cogswell alumnus, Kyle Brown, is a Level Designer on SimCity and was responsible for building the recently released map for Edgewater Bay. Kyle wrote a blog post for the company blog describing the process he used to create the world and some of the issues he encountered along the way.

Congratulations Kyle on a job well done!

Let us know if you have built something in Edgewater Bay.

What The Legend of Zelda Teaches About Level Design

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Legend of Zelda imageGamasutra just posted an article by Mike Stout, a veteran video game industry designer. He’s worked on a slew of AAA titles, including the PS3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man and all of the PlayStation 2 Ratchet and Clank titles. He currently works in the Central Design department at Activision Blizzard, providing design expertise and assistance to their first-party development studios.

Here’s what he had to say about what the Legend of Zelda taught him about video game level design.