Level Art & Design Book Recommendations on Listopia

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There’s a lot of books that seem interesting but sadly there’s not enough time to go through them all. I’ve created a list of interesting Level Art, Level Design and general Design, Architecture or Psychology books that I would highly recommend to both beginning and experienced Level Creators. Feel free to vote and propose your favorite books!

The list can be found on Goodreads’ Listopia: Level Art & Design – Basics and Advanced Topics

LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 51

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 51

Hello fellow Level Artists and Designers! This update is a big one! There’s plenty of articles and videos due to a longer break I took. Enjoy!

One more thing! My second daughter will be born this month! I’ll probably stay offline for a longer time but we’ll see how it will go.

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 50

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 50

Hello fellow Level Designers and Artists! This update is way bigger than an usual one because of the long break between last posts but also because this one is a special one! It’s the 50th News Roundup! First LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup was posted almost exactly 6 years ago. The idea was to save some of my time on writing single news posts and aggregate all the links into one single update. The result got a lot of praise from you and it became a core part of the website. I’m glad we’ve made it to 50th Volume. Thanks for all the kind words! I hope you’ll find this post interesting. Here’s what I recommend to you this time:

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org Videos Episode 1 – Design Principles – Familiarity

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In this episode, Mateusz Piaskiewicz talks about one of the core principles form his design toolbox – Familiarity. Mateusz explores use cases from his experience and from the Half-Life 2 opening sequence.

Soon all the videos will be available in the audio version, in form of a podcast.

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 49

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 49

Hello! I’m back with latest level art and design news for you! Thank you very much for visiting!

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 48

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 48

Hello fellow Level Designers and Artists! Welcome to the 48th volume of LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup. This update is a bit rushed, I could probably find more links but I wanted to post what I already had for you before the winter season break.

My Level Design book is still coming and getting better every week. Sadly, I have no time for recordings but hopefully, this will change next year! By the way, did I mentioned that recently I got hired a Senior Level Artist & Designer at Techland? Yep, I’m back! :)

I wish you the best in upcoming year 2019! I hope that during winter season break you’ll have a chance to relax and recharge your creativity, so 2019 will kick-start with fresh ideas for great levels! Thank you for your support and donations via Patreon! This website exists thanks to you, guys! Raised money allows me to move the website to a better, faster and bigger server that is available world-wide!

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 47

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 47

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 46

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Hi fellow artists and designers, welcome to the 46th volume of the LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup. This Time I got  for you around 50 interesting links to recent level art and design materials. I hope you’ll enjoy the collection!

A little update note:
Recently I got busy at work and I dedicated my personal time to writing a Level Art & Design book. That’s it, some of you guys already know it. I’m writing about my experiences as a level designer, about how to become and grow as a designer. There will be also a lot of material about how to build levels for small, linear games and also huge, open world blockbusters. I don’t have any due date but I hope to finish draft by the end of the year. This book is the main reason why I’m not updating the website and recording new shows. One show is ready and will be published soon. I hope to release one show per month after I’ll finish with core of the book.

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LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 45

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Hello fellow designers, welcome to latest update of the News Roundup. Volume 45 is a big one, there are around 50 links, mostly recent material.

I’ll be recording Episode 1 of LEVEL-DESIGN.org Videos during this weekend. I tried to record it last weekend and during the week but I felt asleep :x

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