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Game Development Learning Guides

Learn to design and develop your very own games with this collection of learning guides, covering everything from the basics of SpriteKit to the four key elements of game design.

Each guide contains a hand-picked selection of free game development tutorials and is designed to teach you a new skill or technique. Some are aimed at a practical outcome, like creating a good countdown, while others explore game design theory and mechanics, such as basic 2D platform physics.

With the help of these learning guides, you'll be producing your own games in no time. What will you learn today?

  1. Balancing Turn-Based RPGs

    3 Posts
    You don't need to look further than a game like World of Warcraft to see that even the most experienced developers have trouble maintaining class equilibrium. In this series, Robert DellaFave takes a look at balance from the perspective of a team creating a simple RPG, emphasizing throughout that a solid game design will make balancing your game significantly easier later on.
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  2. Difficulty

    4 Posts
    Everyone ends up talking about difficulty when discussing a video game. This often takes the form of a comment saying it's "too easy" or "too hard", but it's a topic that deserves to be looked at in much more depth, as the way it is handled can completely reshape a player's experience with a game. In this series, we look at different types of difficulty in video games, what works, what doesn't, and what we can learn from it.
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