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Ask a Developer

In the GIRLS LEVEL UP Ask a Developer Series, girls from around the world ask questions about the art and craft of making video games, and women behind the creation of some of today’s most popular games will answer them.

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Siobhan Reddy: Original Ideas

How do you come up with an idea for a video game that's unique? The Studio Director at one of the most imaginative video game companies around weighs in.

Jing Li: Game Mechanics

The designer of Concrete Genie shares an important secret to designing game play.

Emilia Schatz: Level Design

Find out from one of the great level designers of our time what makes you feel excited, scared, triumphant…and a whole range of emotions when you play a video game.

Lisette Titre-Montgomery: Tile Maps

Find out one of the secrets to creating a video game environment that feels like a huge landscape from the amazing Art Director at Double Fine Studios.

Leah Hoyer: Story vs. Plot

A video game story guru shares one of the most important things to keep in mind when writing a game story.

Kellee Santiago: Sound + Music

Journey is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful video games ever made. Learn from the game’s co-creator how it wasn’t all about the gorgeous art style.

Caryl Shaw: Programming Languages

Ready to program a video game? Yes you are! Sone advice and inspiration from the fun-loving head of development at the legendary game studio Double Fine about where to begin.