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May 25, 2018

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I’d like to share some of the insight I gained from writing the score for Crypt of the Necrodancer.

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May 17, 2018

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In this entry, I will go over how to write your own timers and how to use them.

 

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May 08, 2018

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Object introspection (also called metadata or reflection) is a cool feature that gives users information about their objects and data types at run time. This means you can use information about an object in your favor to perform cool tricks.

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May 03, 2018

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Today, I would like to go over how to create effects in your games. We will be creating an effect object, controlling its behavior with a state machine, and using scripts to streamline the creation of these objects in game.

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April 24, 2018

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Each new game release features even more realistic graphics and incredible detail, but there’s also a resurgence of low-poly art and flat design. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this style? Let’s dive right in!

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April 10, 2018

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I will show you some simple AI concepts and how to set up different behaviors for your games. It may be better to stop thinking about AI as “intelligence” and start to think of it as a series of behaviors.

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April 03, 2018

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Consider a playable build, no matter how simple, as a save point. It is a milestone along the way toward the finish line, and one that, if you were forced to abandon your game tomorrow, you would be able to return to.

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March 29, 2018

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I am really excited about most of the new features coming up in the next few months, listed on the roadmap, so I figured I’d talk about those and the cool possibilities those features will unlock.

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March 15, 2018

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Image10-nonartists-pixelArt_stepsCharacter.pngThere are more freely available game assets than ever, but sometimes you want (or need) something custom. Not to worry! It's quite easy to get decent looking art using free software and minimal art skills.

 

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March 12, 2018

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Today, the topic of discussion is object ownership. By assigning an owner to an object, which is usually another object, we can manage object interactions.

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March 08, 2018

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It’s important when applying music to a video game to remember that the star is only as good as the supporting cast. Some of the most important music in any video game is the soundtrack between the super memorable stuff: the interstitial music.

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February 28, 2018

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Today, we are going to explore ways to create and iterate on the content assets of your game. This includes level designs, textures, shaders, sounds, music, particle systems, and anything else that makes up the look and feel of your game.

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February 07, 2018

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It’s me again, back with yet another GameMaker basics tutorial, this time about parenting and inheritance. You can save a lot of time by creating a parent enemy object, which has common variables and code that all of your enemies may need, and passing it down.

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February 01, 2018

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In my last post, I explained my process when debugging games and some tips to find bugs quickly and identify bottlenecks in your game. In this post, I'll cover some more advanced debugging techniques and also talk about profiling your game.

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January 26, 2018

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As you begin, remember that preparation and planning are key. During the iterative phase of game development, when your mock-up is still very malleable and subject to radical change, look for techniques that will help speed up your development time.

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