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Game Development Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
  • Preview image@2x

    In this two-part series, I will be showing you how to create the classic game of hangman. This version comes with a surprise ending, however. If you win the game the hangman does a happy dance. Along the way, you will learn about Corona's drawing API, scene management, dispatching custom events, how to utilize a sprite sheet, and how to use modules to emulate classes in the Lua programming language.

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  • Preview image@2x

    In this three-part series, I will be showing you how to create a game inspired by Space Invaders. Along the way, you'll learn about Corona's scene management functionality, timers, moving a character, the built-in physics engine, and how to use modules to emulate classes in the Lua programming language.

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  • Preview[1]

    In this tutorial series, we look at the fundamental HTML5 Web Audio elements that are used to construct 3D soundscapes for immersive interactive applications including, but not limited to, 3D games.

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  • Ms 400 277[1]

    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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  • 400[1]

    In this tutorial series, we'll show you how to create a bone-based 2D animation with Unity. In each post, we'll focus on a specific part of the animation process, from assembling the separate sprites, to designing the animations, to using Unity's Mecanim tool to blend the animations.

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  • Funding your indie games with client work

    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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