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 Post subject: Useful GameDev Links
PostPosted: 2015/01/14, 01:07 
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Hey guys,

I browsed through the game development area of StackOverflow and found quite a few useful topics there. Here is a short list of a selection I figured could be worthwhile for the average indie and / or hobby developer:

  • What are good games to "earn your wings" with?
    A list of games and micro-genres to start with when you're new to game development, each with an explanation why this might be a good choice for you.

  • What should an indie game developer never do?
    Common pitfalls for the average indie guy, especially the "lone wolf" kind. Watch out for them - it's easy to fall into a lot of those traps.

  • How can I effectively manage a hobby game project?
    This one is about time management and keeping up motivation. There's probably a lot of stuff happening in your real-life - how can you still find the time to maintain a project? This one has some hints on this.

  • What makes a computer opponent feel alive?
    A great AI is a good thing to have, but what if the player never notices? This question explores how to design an AI that adds value to the game by itself.

  • Good 2D Platformer Physics
    Platformers may be easy to set up, but are incredibly hard to get right. If you need a good starting point, might as well start with reading this.

  • Procedurally Generating a House with Rooms
    To all of you who work on one of those oldschool Rpgs or Roguelikes - this might add a nice touch.

  • How should a one-person team do game audio?
    Audio is an eternal struggle if you're not an audio guy, but still need some effects and music. Hopefully, this can provide some useful hints.

  • Manageable Game Ideas
    If the above list of example projects doesn't help, this is some advice on how to learn to be reasonable when sketching the layout of a new project. Even easy games can grow fast, if left unattended with your imagination - here's how to keep those creeping features at bay.

What are your favourite articles, tips and hints on the topics? If you have any useful links - StackOverflow or not - feel free to share them here and tell everyone why they're great. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Useful GameDev Links
PostPosted: 2015/03/07, 12:24 
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