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How to stay productive as a solo developer

How to stay productive as a solo developer 2018-06-10 17:09:34
Est. read time: 5 minutes, 3 seconds

Gamedev is hard. It is even much harder when you decide to do it as a solo developer. It is close to impossible if you also have to provide for your family. How can you stay productive when the world doesn't want you to finish your game?

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32 small game ideas

32 small game ideas 2018-03-11 11:42:07
Est. read time: 6 minutes, 40 seconds

It can be quite hard to find inspiration to make an interesting small game, especially if you want to keep your scope small and finish it in a reasonable time frame. Here you can find some ideas to boost your creativity.

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Field of View in tile based games

Field of View in tile based games 2018-03-04 14:26:20
Est. read time: 4 minutes, 58 seconds

Field of View algorithm can be used to create multiple game features. It can determine which tiles should be visible to the player, or which tiles should be lit starting from some light source. You could even use the same calculations when animating explosions.

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Scope of your first game

Scope of your first game 2018-02-24 21:21:00
Est. read time: 2 minutes, 52 seconds

I have an awesome idea for RPG game! It’s gonna have a great trading system and NPCs will have lives of their own, and the grass will grow and the river will procedurally split in half and...

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Entity Component System

Entity Component System 2018-02-17 15:13:25
Est. read time: 16 minutes, 9 seconds

ECS (Entity Component System) is a great architectural pattern that is perfect for building medium to big games, that offers some advantages over traditional OOP (Object Oriented Programming). In short, when using ECS, every game object consists of Entity - unique ID, multiple Components that hold data, and Systems that operate on and manipulate components. This separation allows for much easier implementation of independent features than big objects built with inheritance.

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