About this list of Game Design communities
This list of online communities is dedicated to discussing Game Design.
They can be found on Reddit, Discord, LinkedIn, Slack, Circle, Independent Platforms.
Online Communities for Game Designers24
Naomi Animation Nation
on discordA space for all artists and creators enthusiastic about 3D art, animations, and AR. Naomi app for iPad.
on circleA community where people can improve their prototyping skills together, and discuss anything related to motion/interaction design and prototyping.
Work With Indies
on discordWork With Indies is a job board and inclusive community supporting careers working for and with indie developers. We're creating a safe and central place for 1. people to find cool jobs in indie games and 2. for indie studios to find talent specifically interested in indie games, away from the crowded AAA job sites.
on discordThe best creators of tomorrow have to be well versed in analytics, skilled at branding and entertaining. This is what we focus on at GGWP – giving you the knowledge and opportunities to build a full-time career in gaming.
on discordThe*gameHERs is a women-led community dedicated to amplifying and centering the voices of women gamers and gamers of marginalized genders, who are comfortable in spaces that center women. This is a sexist-free space for the casual players, the hardcore gamers, the techies, the streamers, the designers, the cosplayers, the developers, and programmers. Our mission is to advance the role, voice, image, and power of all the*gameHERs in the gaming world. We welcome all humans who value this mission.
on discordA repository for freely licensed art, so that free/open source game developers can use it in their games. There are also game development forums for 2d art, 3d art, audio, art tutorials, and commission requests.
on redditAll things related to game development, programming, math, art, music, business, and marketing.
on reddit/r/gamedevelopment is a community for serious discussion about anything related to game development.
on redditA community of solo developers who want to help each other. Our goal is to share and learn all aspects of game development. This includes project management, finding resources, game design, marketing, networking, etc. feel free to post questions or share your game, just make sure you're helping the community. Our Discord: https://discord.gg/4R5bB9nMSV
on redditUnityAssets is for sharing Unity Engine Assets! Just post a link to your asset and flair your post with the price. Your asset does not need to be hosted on Asset Store.
on discordMooncolony is a Concept Art and Illustration studio, operating in the video games industry. This is a supportive community for artists where members can network, share industry advice, refine skills, receive feedback and grow careers.
Scratch × Discord
on discordA community where people who code or create with the website & visual programming language Scratch can chat about and receive help with it. Do note that new members need to be given a role to see additional channels. You can ping a moderator to ask for it.
NewgroundsAn online platform for animators and game developers to share their work and engage with the community. A community of artists, game developers, musicians, voice actors and writers who create and share some of the best stuff on the web!ForumChat
on slackJoin industry friends to discuss game development, market trends and the business of making games!
on redditNews, Help, Resources, and Conversation. A User Showcase of the Unity Game Engine.
on redditDiscussion and development of emulators.
on slackSlack Team for Emulation Development! I thought it might be neat to have this. If you're unfamiliar, you can connect to slack over plain IRC or use the slack client.
on redditFor topics related to the design of games for interactive entertainment systems - video games, board games, tabletop RPGs, or any other type. /r/GameDesign is not a subreddit about general game development, nor is it a programming subreddit. This is a place to talk about Game Design and what it entails. Use this community to network, discuss crafting rulesets and general game design, and share game design tips with other game designers. Designers of all experience levels are welcome!
on redditThis is the place for indie devs and gamers to share anything, be it game development, their favorite games or just cool images, GIFs and music from an indie game in a casual community-run environment. If you're an indie gamer, this place welcomes you too! After all, every gamer is a potential indie developer!
on redditGame jams are accelerated game development events where participants make a game in a short amount of time - an hour to a day to a week or more. THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN.
on redditWelcome to truegamedev!
on discordThe JBR Community is a place for artists, musicians, writers, game developers, and content creators to discuss and share their work in a non-judgmental and open space. We want to know what you're working on!
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on linkedinThe best place on LinkedIn for Multimedia entertainment professionals. You can join here if you are into CGI CG 3D Animation Stereoscopic VFX Special Effects Visual Effects Graphics Fantasy Science Fiction Immersive Art lovers Painting 3d Game Art Video Games Game Designers Design Game Programmers Programming Films Media Artificial intelligence or Advertising.
on linkedinIf you are passionate about characters, this forum would love to have your input. Characters Engage is a global group with interest in character Animation, Children's Publishing, Comics, Games, Licensing, and Toys.