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Can you make a video game with no experience: Pt. 5 – It isn’t easy creating a masterpiece

This report outlines the research, developed work and learning that came from investigating whether someone with no experience in game development, could make their own game. This also serves as the fifth and final part of an ongoing series which you can find on the Quiet Stories Blog. Along this journey I had no mentors or assistance, I merely learned from the teachings of academic and industry professionals, who have shared their knowledge online. I didn’t meet the high expectations I set myself, but learned an enormous amount.

Chris Bowring

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Quiet Stories’ Smash Bros. Ultimate Dream Roster

A little while back we collaborated with Goomba Stomp in the creation of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wish list. We argued that the Coon from South Park would be a hilarious and fitting addition to the roster. However we’ve got a few other recommendations for characters we’d love to see join the franchise at some point.

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New Zealand’s Small, But Growing, Game Development Scene

“The secret to successful teamwork is love. No, really. Now, by this, I don’t mean that if the team hold hands and sings “Kumbaya,” you are going to make a great game. I don’t even mean that you have to like the other people on the team, although it wouldn’t hurt. What I mean is that you have to love the game you are making. For if everyone on the team has a deep and true love for the game they are making together and for the audience they are making it for, all differences and disagreements will be set aside in service of bringing the game into existence and making it be as wonderful as it can possibly be.”

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Quiet Stories’ 9 Tips for Success

How do we know when it’s the right time to take a chance? Will I ever achieve my dream job? What am I missing? These are questions that plague many of us, and hopefully the following 9 tips will help you on your path to success.

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