#VolumeFriday Issue 44

Well, hello my dear Volume peeps! It is yet again that special time of the week, #VolumeFriday. I bet you're wondering, 'what is the blog going to talk about this week?'. It's the start of the university year with a heap of students starting out their career path in games design, I thought it might be a great chance to talk inspiration and ideas.

It can be quite daunting to come up with games ideas that are original, clever and fun, especially when starting out. That's when it's time to hook into your inspiration. It's the tool kit that every indie developer turns to that ignites the spark of that golden idea. Oddly, people find inspiration in the most random of places and things, that don't even seem game related.

If you are struggling to find that nugget of a design mechanic, finding the perfect art style or just the inspiration to keep grinding out the game, this video by David Lynch might help you. It's all about 'catching creativity' rather than trying to create it and whether you are making a game, an art work or just needing to be inspired to find your next step creatively I feel this video will help. Plus, it might make you feel a little better about yourself for not already having the idea. So, who is going fishing with me?

To get better ideas, David Lynch says you need to 'catch creativity'