Category: Code

Yes, Coding Is Hard

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Vintage Dev: Inside the Homebrew Game Development Community

This post was originally published at Zam.com in 2016. As products of the computer hardware industry, video game consoles inherit a finite life span ending in certain obsolescence. Since 1972, about 150 home gaming systems have been released in the United States alone, nearly all of which have been commercially retired. Sadly, player loyalty often…




Exception Game Developer Will Traxler

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GameDev Gains: BitBucket + Trello = <3

We’re in the last four days of our Itch.io Jam for Kids! I’m working hard on the train game for my son that started it all, and since I just unlocked our Patreon post on planning and prototyping a new game project, I wanted to provide more information about one of my productivity recommendations. As…




Say Mistage and Michael Silverman of Silverware Games

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Pico-8 for Game Development: Why and How

In this post, we’ll discuss the retro virtual console, Pico-8, why you might be interested in it, and tips on how to get started.  Patrons saw this post first! Check out what we’re doing at Patreon to provide exclusive opportunities to our supporters! A typing game I prototyped for my son Pico-8, the fantasy console…




Welcome Back, Here’s the News

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The Trouble with Game Jam Culture

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The World of Pico-8

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To Those About to Jam: Part 1

Unconventional Advice for Your Game Dev Journey In this series, I will pass on odd lessons from over a decade in development that I’m fairly certain you won’t hear anywhere else.  Side Note: We do a game dev podcast that might be perfect for your jam weekend. Part 1: Don’t Get Weird with the Food…