David Arcila
Hi! My name is David Arcila and I’m an independent game developer, audiovisual producer and avid gamer. I’m also the co-founder of ProfusionGames.com a small dev team where we strive to make fun and engaging games. You can play my games and see more of my work at davidarcila.com
  • Game Development
    From Zero to Pitch: A Walkthrough for Game DesignersGame design from scratch
    How can you take a rough game idea and turn it into something fun, interesting and engaging? This is definitely one of the most difficult obstacles that you must tackle as a game designer, as your job is to craft enjoyable experiences in a constrained environment. Would you believe me if I told you that after you finish reading and participating in the activities established in this article, you will have a game designed and ready to be developed? Yes, I know it sounds inconceivable, but trust me - this series of unconventional exercises will explain the workflow of designing a brand new game from zero to pitch.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Nintendo Hard Mode: It Was Acceptable in the EightiesNintendohard icon
    The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) is famous for many things, but mainly for two: single-handedly saving the videogame industry in 1985, and scarring a generation of kids with games that tested their will and determination. Those games tested players in ways that nowadays would seem vicious and cruel. In this article we're going to take a look at the reasons why they were so difficult, and the different ways that their difficulty varies from those of modern game experiences.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Testing Every Aspect of Your Game Design With a Deck of LensesLenses article icon 200x200
    When designing, developing and testing games we all have our own ways to approach the problems that arise. Nevertheless we have to step outside of our position of developer to comprehend the complexities that lay ahead in the relationship between our players and our game. Follow me in a journey that will give you new perspectives as a game designer!Read More…
  • Game Development
    Planting a Game Idea With Game SeedsGame seeds article icon 200x200
    Have you ever wondered whether it would be possible to design a game by playing a game? Well, let me introduce you to Game Seeds, a card game designed to aid your brainstorm sessions in different and creative ways.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Constraints Are an Essential Aspect of Game Development002 article icon
    When you're asked to tackle a game development project you want to have as much freedom as possible, a generous budget, long development times and a big team. That would be a dream scenario, right? ...Actually, no, not really. In this article I'll share my thoughts on why working under limitations often proves to be the best way to develop games.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Around the World: Making International Collaborations Work001 article icon
    If you think developing a game is hard, try doing it with someone you don't know located on the other side of the world. In this tutorial, I'll share the fundamentals of developing a pipeline and improving your team's workflow in those cases where each member of the team is in another timezone. Let's get started!Read More…