Creative Game Design Training Requirements

Raudyah Md Tap, Nor Azan Mat Zin, Hafiz Mohd Sarim


Current technological advances have replaced traditional games with digital games, which indicate the rapid expansion of digital or video games. Creativity and innovation are essential elements for designing successful games. However, many games produced in the market failed due to a lack of creativity. There is no specific method of training creativity for game courses taught at higher learning institutions. Game designers also have no specific tool to help them create innovative games. Therefore, a systematic approach to train creative game designing skills is needed. This study aimed to model the requirements for creativity training in game design. Specifically, the study’s objectives are to identify creativity components for game design, develop a training model and validate it. The method used involved document analysis, interviews with game developers and game development educators, and the model’s construction by mapping and validating the model using the expert review technique. Results found that intelligence, thinking style, motivation, personality, experience, game genre, environment, storyline, goals, rules, community, and task distribution are requirements for creative game design. These elements were mapped and categorized as the model components - the designer, knowledge, creativity training in the game design process, method, and technology support. The model validation result using the Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) coefficient is 0.90 (90 %), indicating excellent reliability as approved by the experts. The creativity training model will be implemented either in software or conventional training modules for designing creative games.


Creativity; creative thinking; training model; game design; playcentric method.

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