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Member Since 10 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 11 2013 02:25 PM

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In Topic: What game mechanics do I start coding first?

12 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Personally i'd implement the core mechanic(s) first (most games only have one or two of those), test and tweak it until it is fun in isolation and then build your game around those mechanics. (If the core isn't fun the game will most likely suck (unless the game is primarily driven by something other than gameplay, such as story)).

The core gameplay should always come before anything else. You must ask yourself what is absolutely necessary so that I can play this game. If after you have done this and the core gameplay is not fun then you know you have much more work to do before you can even start on gold plating anything else


Feature creep can be a dangerous thing early on!

In Topic: I want to make a 2D game engine! Where do I start?

11 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

I've recently started a game project, myself being the only developer and working in collaboration with 3 artists. I settled on the Unity Engine for my 2D game because of how much is already done for you as a game programmer can focus on gameplay and not the boring stuff like creating collision libraries and object factories and object managers.. etc the list can go on forever. Also, the asset pipeline in Unity is extremely robust and can pretty much take anything you throw at it as far as 2D/3D assets. Give it a try if you have the time - well worth it.

In Topic: Advanced Particle Engine

06 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

It's very difficult to create effects beyond the basics in a programmatic fashion. It's best to make effects in something like Maya and then exporting it into your game.

In Topic: Getting People to Know About Your Small Project

06 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

You can make a gameplay video on Youtube. If people are interested, people will want to try it. If it is even better, people will automatically share with people through "word of mouth" for you.

Yeah youtube is an amazing resource when it comes to showing people your gameplay. Keep some videos on your phone and bring it to places like GDC and whip it out to show people.

In Topic: My dream mmo

06 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

That's the worst idea I've ever heard. I'm sorry dude.