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Chat about anything you feel like, but keep it mature and civil. It does not have to be about game development, but it should be about something; i.e. don't post JUST to post.

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Coding Horrors

Discuss software design issues, quirky things you've found, asshat approaches to problems, shitty code your co-workers wrote, shitty code you yourself wrote and wondered what you were thinking, elegant problem solutions (to flip things around), design patterns, "hey look I can write a compiler with one line of code because I'm so clever" type stuff

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GDNet Comments, Suggestions and Ideas

Please let us know your thoughts, problems and ideas for the website by creating a thread for discussion here. Thanks for your feedback!

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Your Announcements

Make your web site or game project known to everyone. If you're going to spam our board, this is the place to do it!
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Hobby Project Classifieds

Are you working on a project in your spare time and looking for people to join your team? Looking to join another team? This is the forum for you.

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Article Writing


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Add your ideas for articles you'd either like to write or would love to see. This forum is inspiration central for potential contributors. Also discuss broader topic categories you'd like to see more time spent on and ideas to continue to grow our article library.

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Indie Projects

Indie Projects

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Artificial Intelligence

All aspects of AI programming and theory
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Build Systems and Source Control

For the discussion of build systems, build issues, fixes, build problems, content pipeline management, source revision control and related tools such as CMake, ANT, BuildForge, Subversion, Git, Team Foundation Server, etc.
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For Beginners

If you are new to game development, plan on spending some time here before visiting the other forums.
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Game Programming

Discuss game programming topics not specifically covered in another forum.
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General Programming

The place for discussing programming issues not related to games.
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Graphics Programming and Theory

All aspects of non-API specific 2D and 3D graphics programming and theory.
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DirectX and XNA

Questions and discussion regarding all official technologies under Microsoft's XNA branding (e.g. Direct3D and XNA Game Studio Express) as well as any unofficial and 3rd-party libraries supporting DirectX or XNA (e.g. SlimDX, tools and plugins)
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OpenGL and Vulkan

Questions and discussion about Khronos' OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and Vulkan graphics APIs.
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Multiplayer and Network Programming

Multiplayer programming and networking in games.
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Math and Physics

Discussion of math and physics, primarily as they apply to games.
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Mobile and Console Development

For discussion of game development related to iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms as well as questions specific to the Wii, XBox 360, PS3 or other consoles.
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Middleware, Libraries, and Tools

For the discussion of middleware, libraries, and tools, including UE4, Unity, Lumberyard, CryEngine, SDL, Allegro, FMod, OpenAL, ODE, Ogre, CrystalSpace. Scripting languages are included (Lua, Python, UnrealScript, etc.).
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Virtual and Augmented Reality

Topics about developing virtual and augmented reality experiences.

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Game Design

Game design discussion.
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Visual Arts

From 2D to 3D, all about creating art for games.
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Music and Sound

The artistic side of creating game music and sound effects.
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Writing for Games

Forum for creative criticism, idea exchange, and instruction in the art of writing for games

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Business and Law

Discuss business and legal issues related to game development such as marketing, contracts, copyright issues, etc.
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Production and Management

Discuss all that is involved with producing a game and managing a team of developers both onsite and remotely.
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Game Industry Job Advice

Discuss how and where to get game industry jobs, questions about game-related education, and other game job and career related information.
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Everything OpenGL
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Game development and more...
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Events for Gamers

Discuss various events happening in the industry, from conferences to gaming expos to consumer shows. See who's attending, get the latest news, arrange room shares, etc!
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C# Workshop


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Dedicated forum for the accelerated 10 week C# workshop, beginning July 1st, 2007.
Workshop Instructor: JWalsh

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XNA 4.0 2011 Workshop


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Accelerated 16 week XNA 4.0 Workshop beginning January 17, 2010.
Workshop Instructor: JWalsh

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CPP Workshop

Dedicated forum for the C++ Workshop, running from June 1st, 2006.
Workshop Instructor: superpig

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Freehand Drawing Workshop

How anyone can get better at art, running from October 28th, 2006
Workshop Instructor: Oluseyi

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Hands-On Interactive Game Development

This series of tutorials takes a progressive, intensive, and interactive approach at learning how to develop games. Learn more here.

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SICP Workshop

Workshop for those studying "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs."
Workshop Instructor: Muhammad Haggag

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