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Thursday 17 August 2017
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5 Games Designers Can Play to Spark Creativity

If you are an architect, an interior designer or a 3D rendering professional who feels as if your creativity is blocked, this article is for you. Creativity block is a normal occurrence and it can happen suddenly without warning. One way to spark your creativity again is by gaming. Mobile and computer games help you relax while slowly nudging your brain back into a creative fervor.

The following games are best for those people whose jobs involve home designing such as architects, interior decorators, 3D rendering professionals and interior designers.

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the most popular games for many years now with versions for iOS, android, PC and Mac. Some say this game is too kiddy, but that is not true. If you search through the internet for the best buildings, houses and cities made using Minecraft, you would be amazed that many are made by adults with ages ranging from 30 to 40 years old.

Minecraft is a block-building survival game. You cut trees, dig soil, break rocks and melt metal to create blocks that you can use to make structures, from simple square house to castles both inside and out. You can make partitions, rooms, kitchens, balconies, and even a rooftop swimming pool. You can also decorate the interiors with paintings, furniture and many more. If you don’t like being hunted by zombies in the game, switch to the creative mode and just build your fortress, then switch back to survival mode to defend your newly built building.

Sims

Sims is short for simulation. In the game, you make a character that will have to find his way on the virtual Sim universe. You do not actually control your Sim, but you influence it. Sometimes you would be surprised when you go back to your computer and your Sim has already gotten married. But before you can get your character anywhere in life, you have to give it a home. That means you design a house for it or you buy one. Then as your sim makes more money, you can buy more materials to expand your house.

Survival Craft

Survival Craft is a Minecraft clone. It has almost identical mechanics, but with better graphics and easier controls. Survival craft also has a creative mode where you can just build whatever you want. This game also has electricity features that you can use to make led signs within the game. Survival craft has unlimited area so you can make a big city if you want. Like Minecraft, you can also upload your work for everyone else to experience.

Harvest Moon

Before Farmville, there was Harvest Moon. In harvest moon, you take care of an old abandoned farm and slowly bring it back to life. You plow, you cut weeds, and you plant vegetables to sell at the nearby town. You also have to repair the old farmhouse and decorate it as you choose. One of the interesting aspects of the game is finding a wife among the many characters inside the game. Then they can help you decorate.

RPG maker

RPG or role-playing games are a genre of video games that lets you take an adventure. RPG maker lets you create an RPG game. That involves making houses for entire towns, cities, or villages. You will have a lot of fun making houses and filling them with decorations. Then you add the people living in the house so that the character of the game you are making can talk to them. Yes, you can also sell the game you made on Apple Appstore or Google Playstore for android.