First Game Advice

List of tools for building a first video game: Unity 5 & Visual Studio Community edition for 3D and 2D games. (Two hour download time) Construct 2, GameMaker: Studio, or Stencyl for simple 2D games. (One hour download time) RPGMaker for Role Playing Games.  RenPy for anime-style Visual Novels.  Adventure Game Studio for adventure games like Monkey Island. Inform or Twine for text-based games. For assets like…

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Introduction to Unity3D and Building your First Game Part 1

1. Downloading Unity Online: Open your web browser and navigate to www.unity3D.com. Click “Get Unity 5” from the link on the homepage. Scroll down to “Free Download” below the Personal Edition column. Click “Download Installer” and then click the UnityDownloadAssistant… .exe executable file that eventually shows up. Take note of the destination where you save the…

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What Skills Does a Game Designer/Technical Evangelist Need?

In short, all of them. Almost anything that you can be good at can become a useful skill for a game designer. Here are some of the big ones, listed alphabetically:  Animation — Modern games are full of characters that need to seem alive. The very word “animation” means “to give life.” Understanding the powers…

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