Hosted by former games journalist Mark Brown, a man with a smooth and very calming voice who has previously worked for Eurogamer and Wired. Game Maker’s Toolkit is a channel that’s focused around deconstructing and exploring various aspects of successful games to help the viewer understand why they perform so well.
Whether it be level design, storytelling, or mechanics- Game Maker’s Toolkit contains videos on all important things related to the design and production of games. The only downside to this channel is that you have to wait a bit between videos, although Mark sometimes uploads two consecutive videos within days of each other.
But that’s fine because each video is delicately crafted to balance facts with a laid back presentation style that encourages discussion and doesn’t overburden the more “casual” viewers who aren’t very interested in the technical side of things. In fact, even if you aren’t an aspiring game designer but simply want to know more about how and why developers do certain things, this channel is perfect for you.
I highly recommend you check out his video “How Accessible Were This Year’s Games?” in which he plays through a selection of around 50 games from 2019 (both indie and AAA) to explore the theme of accessibility in modern gaming for people with disabilities. Mark’s best and highest viewed videos are on world design, so if that’s what you’re interested in as a developer, this channel is for you.