Gamification is a brilliant way to learn about difficult subjects while making it fun and playful. Today we are going to share 7 games for designers that will help you learn about topics like typography, colors, logo design, and so much more!.
All of the games on this list are free. Some of them are browser-based, while others are mobile, which you have to download from the Apps store.
Desktop & iPad
A fun game that will help you understand the importance of spacing between characters (also known as Kerning) in typography. Kerning is an essential skill for designers, especially for editorial work.
Want to learn more about Kerning? Watch the below tutorials!
If you want to get your head around using the Pen Tool in applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, then this game is perfect for you!
Want to learn more about the Pen Tool? Watch the below tutorials!
This game is highly addictive and will help you understand the difference between Serif and San-Serif fonts. The mission of the game is to recognise the Serif fonts and shoot them in a given time, leaving the Sans- Serif fonts intact.
Want to learn more about Serif vs. San Serif fonts? Watch the below tutorials!
This multiple-choice quiz is perfect for Typography lovers; the player will need to identify the font that is used on the assigned word. As the name of the game implies, it is not an easy game and aimed at more experienced designers.
However, that doesn't mean someone new to design shouldn't give it a go. It is very educational and teaches you to look for the small characteristics in fonts that make them different and unique. As a designer, identifying these small differences will improve your Typography skills.
Want to learn more about Typography? Watch the below tutorials!
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iPhone App + iPad
Logos Quiz is an entertaining game where you guess the logos of famous companies! Warning this is very addictive and a fun game to play with family and friends!
Want to learn more about Logo Design? Watch the below tutorials!
The mission of the game is for players to draw boxes and match it to the given pixel dimensions. The goal is to test how well you know your measurements in pixels, which can be pretty challenging. Pixactly is an outstanding desktop game for creatives that want learn to measure in Pixels accurately, especially useful skills if you're going to focus on web design.
Want to learn more about Web Design? Watch the below tutorials!
7. Shape Type
This game is fantastic for anyone interested in Font design and Type Anatomy. Similar to the pen tool game we covered earlier (the Bézier game). The goal of the game is to fix the skewed vector point of the letter!
Want to learn more about Type Anatomy? Watch the below tutorials!
Adobe Capture is not a game, but it is a cool app that all designers should have on their phone. The app allows you to gather inspiration from photos on the go. You will be able to create color themes, patterns, vector shapes, and custom brushes!
Want to learn more about Colors? Watch the below tutorials!