“What gift can I buy the game developer in my life?”
Whether they’re an artist, designer, programmer, or even just a gamer, we’ve got you covered if you’re stuck for ideas for someone this Christmas.
For Designers: Rory’s Story Cubes
These dice have hieroglyphic-styled images on their sides, to help generate ideas for stories. There are a total of 54 images across the nine dice, giving a total of 10 million combinations that will ignite creativity and inspiration!
For Programmers: Mazes for Programmers: Code Your Own Twisty Little Passage
Mazes for Programmers is a fun book that teaches the reader to build their own randomised mazes. Written by one of the Ruby on Rails core team members, the algorithms can be applied to any coding language and the source code is explained well enough that any programmer can get the gist of how it works.
For Artists: Moleskine Art Collection Sketchbook
It can be tough to shop for an artist, but one thing they’ll always need is a sketchbook to play around with the ideas in their head. The Moleskine Art Collection Sketchbook is an amazing overall sketchbook, available in two sizes. Great for sketching on the go thanks to an elastic closure and has rounded corners that won’t get bent.
For gaming history enthusiasts: The Game Console: A History In Photographs
A visual tour through the evolution of gaming, specifically on the console side of things. Offering beautiful full-colour photos of 86 games consoles, this is eye candy for geeks!
For the home: Divoom Pixoo – Pixel Art Frame
The Divoom Pixoo Pixel Display is such a fun piece of technology to brighten up a desk or living space. You can use it as a smart wall clock, display the weather and temperature, use it as a lamp, or use it to visualise music. However, we think it’s best used to display pixel art and animations! You can download pre-made visuals using an app, or even design your own art and animations to put out on display!
For Christmas Day: Monopoly Gamer
Classic Monopoly with a Nintendo twist! The standard tokens are replaced with your favourite Nintendo characters, each with their own unique powers. Unlike the original, the game only ends when Bowser is defeated, then the player with the highest score wins!
For those with high expectations: Noblechair – Premium Gaming Chairs
Truth be told, this is just what most of the OPM team are hoping to find under the tree come Christmas Day. You don’t even need to be a gamer to enjoy one of these chairs, they’re comfy, sturdy, and absolutely gorgeous.