World of Level Design

World of Level Design

World of Level Design is a huge collection of introductory content, interviews, and all levels of tutorials on level design, working within various engines, and a fair bit of effects work and environment art and optimization as well. It’s ostensibly FPS-focused (but then, so are most of the free 3D game engines), but this is probably one of the best level design resources on the internet and an excellent place to dive in with any of the major engines or elements of level creation.

In addition to all the general and engine-specific level design tutorials, there’s a pretty solid collection of tutorials for Maya, texturing, and some other elements of environment art.