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    Puzzle games often take place on a grid containing tiles that have behaviors and properties,  and react to rules and inputs. In this series, Matthias Zarzecki shows you how to build a simple, basic version of the classic game Minesweeper—the perfect example to start from when creating your own puzzle games.

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    Not every indie gamedev needs to bet the farm on a self-funded game that burns up their life savings. An alternative strategy is to make games for other people, by taking on client work. In this series, you'll learn how to get set up, find clients, and build your gamedev studio.

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