Game Design: Tools you need to get familiar with, a bunch of downloads and installs

In the current environment of game design you can get away with flash and dash game design, that is rapidly put together your game post it and make your money then move on to another project.  Many technologies go this way from time to time and then they move back to design, design, build, maintain…

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Game Design: Using PowerPoint with TFS to do storyboards, Part 2

If you are reading this blog, good, if you aren’t, then how did you get to this part of the sentence?  Ok, haha. The is a problem here, games have randomness right?  Sort of like that annoying opening sentence.  In a movie for example, it is unlikely you would really do a stream of consciousness…

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Game Design: Using PowerPoint with TFS to do storyboards, Part 1

Usually one doesn’t encounter the use of the product PowerPoint and TFS in the same sentence.  But there you just did.  What if you could use storyboards directly for your game design and then set up work items in Team Foundation Services (either online, private cloud or on your desktop).  Now I like to do…

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Game Design: Database using LightSwitch

One of the problems with working  with free tools is that they are limited, unless you know how to add all of the extra tools that are useful.  And that can be said about Visual studio as well, but the integration with LightSwitch, XAML and C++ really makes it interesting to use for game design….

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Game design: Database, do you use Access 2013 or SQL 2012 or Compact SQL or WHAT?!

You have a lot of choices for your database design.  You could use Access to front end a SQL or sharepoint site, doing this you optimize your security situation, but some people view Access as an out of date product.  Too bad for them, Access allows you to quickly build a database, have it documented…

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Game Idea: Polar Bear Cubs save the world

Ok that’s it, plus this video, could be a great idea.  Avoid the issue with the fact that mom would kill and eat you in a heartbeat or less, focus on the cubs and their collaborative interaction with the natural world.  Also, if you are a seal you might not like Polar bears, so be…

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C++ Multiplayer games

Nothing new with that, except is it easier to build multiplayer games with Windows 8 and Azure?  Not sure but I am continuing to work on this. Short blog.  Working on more.

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