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    • By VasifAbdullayev
      I have interest developing Game Engine.But,you know it is very difficult and sometimes i feel unmotivated.So,I look for programmers who has passion about it.We will learn topics,then talk about them on Discord,so we will help one another and will learn faster.And we can build very good portfolio together.If you are interested pls send mail me => mr.vasifabdullayev@gmail.com

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