Grow with game jams

Grow with game jams

I recently joined the “KENNEY Game Jam” held recently. It was my first game jam. In this article, I would like to write about the game jam for indie game developers held on the itch.io website, including what I learned and felt while participating in the game jam. What is a Game Jam? A game jam is an event where participants develop a game in a short period of time, publish it, and evaluate each other. It is also called the hackathon of game development. The itch.io site sells games, assets, and hosts a number of game jams worldwide. Some...

2022-09-04 · 7 min · Gobo

How to avoid frustration of game development

How to avoid frustration of game development

When one has taken the trouble to start a personal game development project, one would like to continue it for a long and enjoyable time if possible. However, in general, game development tends to be frustrating. Let us first consider the reasons for this. Reasons for frustration First, game development is hard work. It is sometimes referred to as a comprehensive art form. In other words, a game is a work of art that combines music, images, characters, scenarios, systems, level design, and everything else into one. There is no way it is easy. It is so difficult that it...

2022-07-04 · 4 min · Gobo

Game development starting with something simple

Game development starting with something simple

This article is especially worth reading if you are a beginner who has just started or is thinking about starting game development. We hope you will read it through to the end. Now, do you have a dream game that you really want to make? Many people who have started or are thinking of starting game development probably dream of such a game. And that game will have plenty of elements of games that you have played and been influenced by in your life. As you can probably guess, this article is now going to make the claim that you should save your dream game for the future....

2022-05-11 · 11 min · Gobo

Age Doesn't Matter When You Start Game Development

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Many people want to start game development but tend to give up because of their age. No, this is not limited to game development but can be applied to anything from playing the piano to being a YouTuber. For some reason, it is a common perception that when you reach middle age, your physical and mental strength declines somehow. However, this is not true. There is no evidence that this socially accepted notion applies to you. It doesn’t matter if you are a middle-aged businessman, a first-grader, or a 90-year-old. The moment you decide you want to do something is the youngest time to start doing it....

2022-01-16 · 6 min · Gobo