Recently I got a comment on one of my videos from someone asking me about learning how to manipulate a 3D camera in a game. That comment reminded me of something very important, and an area where a lot of developers fail to grasp — understanding and designing around the new player’s experience.
My first live critical thought we did on the channel focused on UI design. If you have any topics that you would like me to cover in the future, please let me know.
For this video, we talked about controls in videogames and how certain games feel like they have “tight controls.”
UI Design is an underrated part of game development and can make or break a game if not handled correctly. For many first time designers, especially indie developers, the UI is an area that is overlooked or just ignored. You cannot undervalue UI design, and we’re going to talk about why it’s such a mystery to a lot of developers.