GDC 2015 Starts Today

Four years ago, I attended my first and only Game Developers Conference.

While many people find the conference overrated or a pain to travel to, I miss the energy of so many game developers in one place, sharing their passion and experience with each other.

I miss the Independent Games Summit and the . . . → Read More: GDC 2015 Starts Today

Isometric Pixel Art Cheat Sheet

I’ve never made an isometric game, but I know that there are some calculations needed to translate what’s on screen to what’s in the world and vice versa, calculations that aren’t necessary in an top-down view.

But what about drawing the art to populate an isometric game? Well, Dennis Busch provided a handy cheat sheet . . . → Read More: Isometric Pixel Art Cheat Sheet

More Game Mechanic and Algorithm Visualizations

Sometime back, I wrote about GameMechanicExplorer, which was a new site that allowed you to explore game mechanics interactively.

Seeing a new technique represented in a visual space can help make it easier to understand, especially if the math or algorithm is complex.

If you’ve ever done searches online for game development, you’ve probably . . . → Read More: More Game Mechanic and Algorithm Visualizations

Controversy over 2nd Mighty No. 9 Funding Campaign?

Last year, comcept USA, LLC raised over $4 million for their 2D platforming game Mighty No. 9. Over 60,000 backers plus whoever contributed through PayPal are looking forward to this Mega Man-inspired project to get completed, and the development team has been periodically releasing their work to show how much progress has been made, . . . → Read More: Controversy over 2nd Mighty No. 9 Funding Campaign?

Reminder: Come to My Lunch and Learn Presentation on May 29th

If you can make it, please come to my Lunch and Learn post mortem about my time running GBGames full-time on Thursday. I hear it will be a good one.

Playing the Long Game: The Vital Importance of Purpose, Mission, and Vision to Your Business Gianfranco Berardi will share the major lessons that can be . . . → Read More: Reminder: Come to My Lunch and Learn Presentation on May 29th

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