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Serapth

Member Since 15 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active May 18 2016 09:35 AM

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In Topic: New to Game Development, and don't know where to start.

18 May 2016 - 09:35 AM

http://www.gamefromscratch.com/page/Getting-Started.aspx


In Topic: I'm really new in this

04 May 2016 - 10:24 AM

For sound effects, FMod is perhaps the most popular commercial game audio solution (it or wwise).  Recently they launched FMod.io which you can see in action in this video.  The cool thing about fmod.io is its a massive collection of royalty free audio effects for like a buck a piece.  Best part is, you get 50 free to start.  For many games, 50 is more than enough.


In Topic: Where to learn 2D Math for game dev

02 May 2016 - 08:56 AM

I did a collection of common 2D gamedev math recipes, covering the basics like moving in a given direction, orbiting an object, rotating to face an object, collision boxes and circles.  Basically 99% of the math you need to make a basic 2D game.  

 

If you run into trouble and need to move beyond the basics, Khan academy is a very good source.  For me, my ancient OAC calculus textbook has been invaluable believe it or not.  Granted, there is no such thing as OAC anymore, so that's not a lot of help....  these days it would be about the same as a 101 level course I believe.


In Topic: Just need some start advice...

02 May 2016 - 08:52 AM

Truth of the matter is your next step is to just jump in.  You will quickly learn what you need to know as you encounter it.  Experience is as always, the best teacher.

 

If you are looking for projects to start with (and what you will learn from them) try this list.  If you are happy with Construct and Unity, stick with them, nothing wrong with either engine.  If you want to switch, I've done a review of several of the most popular game engines, although switching generally isn't in your best interest.  Learning a little about a lot of things can bite you in the ass, a bit of focus is your friend early on.  

 

As to art assets, many people start with kenny.nl or opengameart.  The second is a great resource, but I really wish it was curated better.  You just end up wasting so much time on garbage, which is frustrating.


In Topic: I want to learn all about game development on Unreal Engine 4 ?

12 February 2016 - 06:17 PM

Probably not for absolute beginners, but this is about as beginner friendly a tutorial series as you will find.  It covers creating a 2D game in Unreal Engine using Blueprints.

 

In some ways, UE4 via blueprints might actually be a decent way of learning to program.  But learning programming AND UE4 and Gamedev all at once, that's asking a lot of yourself.


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