Demystifying Construct 3

Construct 3 allows you to easily make games for HTML websites, and export to all kinds of platforms. It’s free, fully contained in-browser, and no installation required, so it works on Macs too! Construct 2, also made by Scirra, is a downloadable program (for Windows only) that works in much the same way as Construct 3.  Both…


Indie Dev Podcast – Sarah Sexton

Increasing diversity in games and the STEM fields is my passion. I was honored to join Dave Voyles for an interview about who I am, what I do in my career and my community, and the website I use to transcribe mu interviews with women who build video games, www.shebuildsgames.com.  As an undergrad, I founded the Ada Lovelace Club…


Demystifying Ren’Py

Visual Novels A visual novel is an interactive game style introduced in Japan in the early 1990s, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage). As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels. Ren’Py is a cross-platform “Visual Novel” engine that runs on Python (hence the “Py”). It comes pre-packaged with a lot…


Demystifying GameMaker Studio

GameMaker Studio is a free, code-optional game engine. It creates 2-Dimensional games and is a well-documented tool that has been a staple in the independent games community for many years. The engine is robust, and a lot of well-known indie games have been made in it, such as Spelunky by Mossmouth and Undertale by Toby…

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Microsoft Bot Framework Part 4: Natural Language AI, LUIS

Welcome to the fourth post on using Microsoft Bot Framework! Microsoft Bot Framework Part 1: Getting Started Microsoft Bot Framework Part 2: Hello World Microsoft Bot Framework Part 3:  Conversation For the final installment of my 4-part blog series, there is a special guest I would like you to meet: LUIS! Language Understanding Intelligent Service…

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