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    16 Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Next Game JamGamejam 400x400
    Game jams have exploded in popularity. What used to be mostly small locally hosted events are now massive worldwide gatherings of game developers. There's a good reason for this: game jams are a great way for developers to experiment with new ideas and to flex their creative and technical muscles. To make the most out of your game jamming experience, I've compiled a list of tips, tools and resources that should help things go smoothly.Read More…
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    Unity Wisdom: What I Learned at Unite 2013Unite 2013 400px
    While a lot of this year's Unite conference focused on technology-related aspects of the Unity engine, there were many talks from developers on their experiences developing games with small teams using Unity. In this article, I'll go over some of the great insights that Unity developers from across the world have to offer, along with a few technical tips I picked up along the way.Read More…
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    15+ Analyses, Post Mortems, and Game Design DocsPost mortems analyses game design docs 400px
    You can't beat learning from personal experience... but learning from someone else's experience is often less painful. In this post, I've collated some of my favourite post mortems, game design documents, and design analyses for mainstream games, from Mario, Sonic, and Zelda to MGS2, The Sims Social, and Portal.Read More…
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    Interactive Fiction: Text AdventuresInteractive fiction 400px
    Interactive fiction, also known as the text adventure game genre, has seen a major revival in the last few years. Between nostalgia for the past reborn on mobile systems and tools like Twine and Inform putting game development in the hands of anyone with a web browser, the time has never been better to find, play, or even develop an interactive fiction game.Read More…
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    New to Tuts+: Game Development? Start Here.New to game dev
    Welcome to Gamedevtuts+! This site is dedicated to game developers, and we host tutorials, tips, and articles about game design, coding, and working in the industry. Whether you've never made a game before or you're a long-time developer looking to learn something new, this guide will help you find the best of our content.Read More…
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    9 Tips for Indie Game Developers I Learned at GDC 2013Gdc 2013 tips hires
    When I attended GDC 2013 I spent most of my time at the Independent Game Developers Summit where I got to hear many successful indie developers talk about how their projects succeeded and how they've stayed in business through both success and failure. In this article I'll go over the tips I found most useful, and the ones I believe will help you be the best developer you can be.Read More…
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    5 Tools From GDC 2013 That Will Have a Big Impact on Gamedev This YearGdc big impact tools hires
    The annual Game Developers Conference is a huge event, and the expo floor is a great place to learn about many new tools and pieces of software from major companies that can help you speed up your development and accomplish things that were previously much harder, or even impossible. In this article I'll tell you about five tools which I saw at GDC 2013 that I think will have a big impact on game development over the next year or so.Read More…
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    10 Great Full Game Sprite Sheets From GraphicRiverGraphicriver sprite sheets preview
    Besides running the Tuts+ Network, Envato also runs a set of digital stock marketplaces - and one of these, GraphicRiver, now sells sprite sheets for games. In this post, I've selected ten full sprite sheets, each of which contains enough elements to make a full game. These sprite sheets are great for prototyping, and could even be used for a commercial game!Read More…
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    40+ Fantastic Game Development Tutorials From Across the WebBest gamedev tutorials online
    The indie gamedev community is awesome: so willing to share tips, tricks, advice, and even detailed tutorials explaining important concepts. Here, I've rounded up a few dozen of my favourite examples from around the internet, covering coding, maths, game design, and being a game developer. This is the quality of content that we aspire to achieve at Gamedevtuts+.Read More…
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    30+ Gift Ideas for Game Developers and Game DesignersGift ideas for game developers and game designers
    Don't know what to put on your Christmas list? Got no idea what to get a game designer pal of yours? Let us help, with this bumper collection of gift ideas for gamedevs!Read More…
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