Game design is one of those seldom recognized areas of creative design. Game designers reside in the gray area of creativity ranging across several fields. Characteristics of game designers include at least one of the following: creative; competitive; artistic; analytical; hands-on. Successful ones often need to be good story-tellers. With the advent of the video game, today's game designers are challenged with learning new technologies to keep abreast with the times, and finding innovative ways to keep alive the round-table effect of board games. Above are samples of game designs and resources from Artistic Network members.