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.
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This time last month I had the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Game Developers Conference. It wasn’t as grand or populated as its American counterpart, but passionate developers came from all over the country to share what they know and what they’ve learned. Here are a few of the highlights.
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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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“This week we start learning how to program, with a focus on creating our very first playable character.”
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This week we are doing our research and working out the best ways to be efficient with our time during this process.
Continue reading “Can you Make a Video Game with No Experience? – Pt. 2 Save time, by taking your time”
This is an experiment to see if someone with no idea how to make a video game… can make one on their own.
This week we break down the goals of this series, explore what is achievable, settle on an idea, and choose an engine to work with.
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For my design class I was tasked with creating an infographic for a magazine. I decided to create one around the process of game production. Within this design I discuss a simplified version of said process but hopefully you find it of interest none the less.
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