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Troubleshooting Physically-Based Content

Published in Visual Arts

By Alex Mercer - Physically-based rendering (PBR) is increasing in popularity and with its vast range of benefits, it is no wonder why. Artists can now remove the g...

Industry Producer Interview Project: Game Development Team Problems Analysis (Part 2)

Published in Production and Management

By Eric Chou - Eric Chou provides a very detailed, academic analysis of key problems he has encountered as a Producer for Tiberium Secrets, including potential so...

Designing a Mobile Game Technology Stack

Published in Mobile Development

By Ruud van Falier - A look at the technology stack designed by Rumar Gaming that allows rapid release of new games without worrying about non-gameplay functionality, d...


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How to Create a Mobile Game on the Cheap

Jan 15 2016 09:39 AM | Posted By David B Kaplan in Mobile Development
Using Phaser, Cordova, and Intel XDK

Tagged With:  html5  phaser  cordova  Intel XDK  Piskel  inkscape  mobile  iOS  Android  iPhone  iPad 
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Top 10 Best 2D Game Asset Sites

Jan 10 2016 02:43 PM | Posted By David Ying in Visual Arts
Producing 2D games now have been much easier than before with tools like Unity and help of online 2D Game Asset stores. Below is a list of top 10 2D games asset store you can find online, some commercial and some free.

Tagged With:  game asset 
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Action Lists: Simple, Flexible, Extendable AI

Jan 09 2016 09:03 PM | Posted By Jesse Crafts-Finch in Artificial Intelligence
Action Lists are a simple yet powerful type of AI allowing for relatively complex emergent behavior for smaller AI networks

Tagged With:  AI  Programming  Game Development  C#  Behavior 
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Creating your first game with Game Maker: Studio

Jan 07 2016 11:09 AM | Posted By Gurpreet Singh MAtharoo in Game Programming
So you want to make your own games? Then you've come at the right place! This article will help you create your first 2D game.

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Brain Dead Simple Game States

Jan 06 2016 01:13 AM | Posted By Boreal in Game Programming
Lately, I've realized that game state management is always vastly overcomplicated. Here's a brain dead simple system that does everything you probably need in a straightforward way.

Tagged With:  architecture 
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Not All is Fine in the Morrowind Universe

Dec 29 2015 12:14 AM | Posted By Andrey Karpov in Game Programming
OpenMW is evaluated for code issues by PVS-Studio

Tagged With:  pvs-studio  cpp  programming  openmw 
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A List of HTML5 Game Publishers UNDER REVIEW

Dec 21 2015 08:04 PM | Posted By Jose Maria Martinez, 'Hafo' in Business and Law
This is a list of the main HTML5 games publishers and distributors. If you are developing HTML5 games you should know how to distribute or publish your game and which business models you can find in the arena.

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My Year as a Mobile Gamedev

Dec 16 2015 09:37 PM | Posted By Adrian Zarzycki in Mobile Development
Summary of my experience from the first year in mobile gamedev.

Tagged With:  android  marketing  playstore  mobile  indie 
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DIY 2D Vector Physics UNDER REVIEW

Dec 01 2015 07:32 PM | Posted By Tom Novelli in Math and Physics
Some algorithms to get you started should you opt to ditch the libraries & do it yourself.

Tagged With:  2D  physics  collision  intersection  algorithm 
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Retro Mortis: RTS (Part 4) - A New Hope?

Nov 29 2015 10:32 AM | Posted By Michel Mony in Game Design
We conclude a 4-parter on the history of RTS by covering the exceptions.

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Maintenance-free Enum to String in Pure C++ with "Better Enums"

Nov 19 2015 07:02 PM | Posted By Anton Bachin in APIs and Tools
Converting between enums and strings and iterating over enums without unpleasant syntax or external tools.

Tagged With:  c++  enum  serialization  reflection  open source  string 
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Making Your C++ Namespace Solid and Future-Proof UNDER REVIEW

Nov 16 2015 10:16 PM | Posted By Dario Oliveri in General Programming
Minimize namespace pollution and reduce chance of breaking changes (compilation errors) on client code when you ship the next version of your awesome library

Tagged With:  C++  header  code design  namespace pollution  design by contract 
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Combining Material Friction and Restitution Values UNDER REVIEW

Nov 13 2015 05:39 AM | Posted By Peter Stock in Math and Physics
Calculating the coefficients needed to use the Coulomb friction model in physics simulations

Tagged With:  Physics 
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Code for Game Developers: Optimization UNDER REVIEW

Nov 05 2015 08:12 PM | Posted By Jorge "BSVino" Rodriguez in Game Programming
a complete 15-part article series covering various important topics related to optimization of code

Tagged With:  optimization  amdahls law  big o  binary search  hash tables  loop unrolling  cache  soa  aos  memory allocation 
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Leading the Target

Nov 05 2015 06:45 AM | Posted By Álvaro Begué in Math and Physics
How do you compute where you have to aim to hit a moving target with a finite-speed projectile? This is a common question on gamedev.net's forums. This article presents a procedure to solve this problem and some variations thereof.

Tagged With:  deflection  math  geometry  target leading  leading the target 
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2D Transforms 101

Nov 01 2015 06:40 PM | Posted By Sundaram Ramaswamy in Math and Physics
A presentation on 2D transforms with interactive animations.

Tagged With:  2d  math  transformations  geometry  linear-algebra  mapping  coordinate-systems 
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Jump Point Search: Fast A* Pathfinding for Uniform Cost Grids

Oct 31 2015 09:26 AM | Posted By Albert Hofkamp in Artificial Intelligence
Want faster A*? Have uniform costs? Use Jump Point Search!

Tagged With:  JPS  pathfinding  uniform cost  Jump Point Search 
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Problems Found in Appleseed Source Code

Oct 14 2015 01:12 AM | Posted By PVS-Studio team in General Programming
A look at the few problems detected in the relatively large code base of this open-sourced renderer

Tagged With:  c++  Appleseed  open-source  pvs-studio  static code analysis 
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Preview: Reliable UDP implementation, lockstep, LAN, and parity bit checking UNDER REVIEW

Oct 08 2015 10:11 AM | Posted By Denis Ivanov in Multiplayer and Network Programming
Whether you're interested in making an FPS or RTS, you've probably heard that you should use UDP. Here's how

Tagged With:  udp  rudp  lockstep  rts  lan  parity bit 
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Five and a Half Steps to Efficient Meetings UNDER REVIEW

Oct 05 2015 09:10 PM | Posted By Dominik Berner in Production and Management
How to go about planning and running successful meetings

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Autodesk Maya 2016 New Features Overview UNDER REVIEW

Sep 24 2015 02:40 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
What's new in the latest release of Maya? Kelly takes a look at both big and small changes to the popular animation & modeling software

Tagged With:  autodesk  maya 
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3ds Max 2016 New Features Overview UNDER REVIEW

Sep 22 2015 02:12 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
A look at the major & minor additions to the newest version of 3ds Max. Worth the upgrade? You decide

Tagged With:  modeling  3ds max  autodesk 
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A Rudimentary 3D Game Engine, Built with C++, OpenGL and GLSL

Sep 20 2015 07:06 PM | Posted By coding3d in Game Programming
Engine to be used as an aid in learning how to develop 3D games that compile on Windows, OSX and Linux, with C++, OpenGL and GLSL. It works with a dependency manager.

Tagged With:  OpenGL  GLSL  C++  Windows  Linux  OSX  Cross-Platform  Wavefront  PortAudio 
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You Aren’t a Rock Star, You’re a Garage Band

Sep 19 2015 08:24 AM | Posted By Robert Matues Ciszek in GameDev.net Soapbox
A list of things that I learned as a musician that can also help indies market themselves better

Tagged With:  Indie DevMarketing  Creating Fans  Game Marketing 
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Math for Game Developers: Advanced Vectors

Sep 16 2015 12:19 AM | Posted By Jorge "BSVino" Rodriguez in Math and Physics
YouTube series for beginners explaining various mathematical concepts as applied to game development

Tagged With:  math  vector  dot product  linear interpolation  euler  cross product  aabb  projections 
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