Creating a Killer Game Design Portfolio: What to Include and Why

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Foolproof Navigation

Think of your portfolio site like an empty art gallery.

Make sure your best projects are front and center. Don’t bury them in your site’s menu.

1–3 Well-Documented Game Design Projects

Find 1–3 projects that best showcase your understanding of the game design process

A Team Project

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Process Work

Include material that succinctly documents your game design process

Demo videos

Download + Store Links

The front page of

A Copy of Your Resume

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Cut Down on Distractions

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Treat your portfolio like a bonsai tree.


Game Designer & Storyteller. Narrative + XR + location based + emerging tech. Indie game community organizer. Twitter: @marlenaabraham