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I asked a question relating to computer game-design before, and someone hinted such questions are not allowed on SU. Is there a comparable site QA resource for game development?

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If it's a programming question you can ask on Stack Overflow. –  ChrisF Feb 23 '10 at 15:43
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Has the answer changed now that there is gamedev.stackexchange.com ? –  Warren in Toronto Mar 26 '12 at 18:26
    
I think so @Warren. You should post that as an answer. –  Al E. Mar 26 '12 at 19:13
    
I edited Jon Seigel's answer instead. He can has moar +1s. –  Warren in Toronto May 15 '12 at 0:31

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If you have questions about coding computer games you can ask them on Stack Overflow

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or here: gamedev.stackexchange.com –  Warren in Toronto Mar 26 '12 at 18:28

As mentioned, if you have a programming-related question, StackOverflow is a fine place to ask those questions.

However, questions about general game design that do not involve programming belong elsewhere. There are a few sites in the StackExchange network that would be suitable for asking these questions. Try this one.

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No idea why this was downvoted (because of the link to a SE site?) - game design questions are indeed not allowed on SO as they are not programming related. This is stuff like "If Strength modifies attack power by 0.5 per point, should I somehow throttle the gain if Dexterity is much lower than strength so that people don't just push their strength on every level-up". –  Michael Stum Feb 23 '10 at 18:29
    
@Michael: It was partly my fault in the original answer for not explicitly separating "game design" into programming/non-programming topics. –  Jon Seigel Feb 23 '10 at 18:42
    
and what about game design type questions? –  user143827 Mar 5 '10 at 13:19
    
@LoopyWolf: As mentioned, "game design" can refer to many things. If the topic involves programming of some kind, then StackOverflow is an appropriate place to ask the question. Otherwise, your question should be posted elsewhere (see the two links I put in my answer). –  Jon Seigel Mar 5 '10 at 13:22
    
gamestruction is gone. –  Warren in Toronto Mar 26 '12 at 18:26

Video Game questions aren't allowed on SU, but questions about MAKING games are fair game on SO - there's nothing game-specific about the programming used in games.

Game questions aren't allowed here because that would bring forth "Hey, I'm stuck on world 1-1 of mario, how do I jump?", and that's not why we're here. We're here for real questions not answered by GameFAQs or any other forum on the 'nets :P

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"there's nothing game-specific about the programming used in games"... Serious? :D It's game programming, it is by definition game specific. But still on topic. –  Andreas Bonini Feb 23 '10 at 15:54
    
...I still haven't figured out how to jump, and now I see I never will... sobs quietly in the corner –  Adam Davis Feb 23 '10 at 18:39
    
@Koper; Not really, none of the logic used is particularly unique. Graphics programming comes close, but that's not -purely- games. –  Phoshi Feb 27 '10 at 13:17

It's not a Stack Overflow-type site, but gamedev.net is a specialized site for the purpose.

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Many game topics are closely related to visual effects production. Similar software is used, similar programming challenges etc. Depending on the nature of the question, vfxoverflow may help. (well I would say that ;-)

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