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June 05, 2018

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It's easy to create basic game art. The next step is to add proper lighting, textures, and details. Whether you want to draw rocks, some foliage, or a giant robot, there’s a trick for every effect. Let's dive right in and have a look at different shapes, colors, textures, and other details!

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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

Guest Blogger

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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 11, 2018

Mike Hines

In this post, I’ll be covering the steps to review before you should consider selling your apps internationally, including API availability, localization, pricing, and reviewing local feedback.

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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 05, 2018

Francesco Mattia

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Fire OS-based devices update apps automatically and, as a developer, you can expect that most of your users will transition to the latest version of your app in a matter of days. Some users, however, turn this functionality off. On some devices, like phones, this often gets turned off to save data.

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April 03, 2018

Guest Blogger

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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 27, 2018

Mario Viviani

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This eBook will guide you through the steps necessary to add IAP to your Android app. Together, we will implement, from scratch, an Android application that uses the Amazon In-App Purchase APIs to allow in-app purchase of a magazine subscription.

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March 15, 2018

Guest Blogger

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

Guest Blogger

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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 26, 2018

Siva Rajaraman

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We are in the process of revamping the app submission experience on our developer portal. Part one of this revamp is focused on improving the multimedia assets upload experience and how you add app descriptions.

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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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