Designer Dave is creating Puzzles and Games
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I'm a game designer with over 20 years of industry experience on everything from AAA to Free to Play. I'm on Patreon to continue my journey as a game developer, and to help others who are interested in game and narrative design find their path.

Currently I'm taking contract work to generate income while I continue to make puzzles for my app Geekwords. Periodically I'll make videos for Warcraft III or other games I've worked on to give developer commentary. If you'd like to support those efforts, you're in the right place.

Basic FAQ:
1. What studios have you worked at or for?

2. What games have you worked on?
http://designerdave.world/projects.html
Hint... the ones you probably know are near the bottom. ;)
3. What can you really teach me about game design?
Almost anything you want to know as concerns level design, systems design, user experience design, marketing, monetization, specific game studios, tradeshows, etc... It's like having 18 years of experience that you can chat with almost anytime you like.
4. Do you make puzzles for Geekwords by request?
Sometimes I'll create puzzles for a tv show if people really want it. I've also been known to create puzzles for fans like the Punzle and British Slang puzzles that are available in the tv sampler section.
Tiers
Quality Assurance
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content about the inner-workings of the game industry and join my community of patrons.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
Includes Discord rewards
Level Designer
$5 or more per month
Direct access to the Designer Dave Discord. Finally get direct answers about how the industry works, specific techniques for game design, recommendations on monetization, whatever you can think of.
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
Includes Discord rewards
System Designer
$20 or more per month
Discover a whole world of game and narrative design. 1v1, live on YouTube or private on Skype, get all your questions answered in rapid fire, and specific solutions to your game dev, monetization, or writing issues!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
  • Youtube Live rapid fire Q&As, be mentioned or potentially featured in a video.
Includes Discord rewards
Lead Game Designer
$1,000 or more per month
Are you making a game? Do you need advice on how to make it better? Not sure how to monetize? This tier is for you. Gain unfettered 24 hour access to my knowledge, and I will help you redesign your game, create quick documents for new features, and recommend strategies for monetization, game systems, etc.
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
  • Youtube Live rapid fire Q&As, be mentioned or potentially featured.
  • 24 hour access, have your design questions answered, ASAP!
  • Full design documents, mockups, whatever you need to make your game real.
Includes Discord rewards
I'm a game designer with over 20 years of industry experience on everything from AAA to Free to Play. I'm on Patreon to continue my journey as a game developer, and to help others who are interested in game and narrative design find their path.

Currently I'm taking contract work to generate income while I continue to make puzzles for my app Geekwords. Periodically I'll make videos for Warcraft III or other games I've worked on to give developer commentary. If you'd like to support those efforts, you're in the right place.

Basic FAQ:
1. What studios have you worked at or for?

2. What games have you worked on?
http://designerdave.world/projects.html
Hint... the ones you probably know are near the bottom. ;)
3. What can you really teach me about game design?
Almost anything you want to know as concerns level design, systems design, user experience design, marketing, monetization, specific game studios, tradeshows, etc... It's like having 18 years of experience that you can chat with almost anytime you like.
4. Do you make puzzles for Geekwords by request?
Sometimes I'll create puzzles for a tv show if people really want it. I've also been known to create puzzles for fans like the Punzle and British Slang puzzles that are available in the tv sampler section.

Recent posts by Designer Dave

Tiers
Quality Assurance
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content about the inner-workings of the game industry and join my community of patrons.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
Includes Discord rewards
Level Designer
$5 or more per month
Direct access to the Designer Dave Discord. Finally get direct answers about how the industry works, specific techniques for game design, recommendations on monetization, whatever you can think of.
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
Includes Discord rewards
System Designer
$20 or more per month
Discover a whole world of game and narrative design. 1v1, live on YouTube or private on Skype, get all your questions answered in rapid fire, and specific solutions to your game dev, monetization, or writing issues!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
  • Youtube Live rapid fire Q&As, be mentioned or potentially featured in a video.
Includes Discord rewards
Lead Game Designer
$1,000 or more per month
Are you making a game? Do you need advice on how to make it better? Not sure how to monetize? This tier is for you. Gain unfettered 24 hour access to my knowledge, and I will help you redesign your game, create quick documents for new features, and recommend strategies for monetization, game systems, etc.
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Connect with other patrons.
  • Get YOUR game industry and design questions answered.
  • Youtube Live rapid fire Q&As, be mentioned or potentially featured.
  • 24 hour access, have your design questions answered, ASAP!
  • Full design documents, mockups, whatever you need to make your game real.
Includes Discord rewards