How to make a game with 0 experiencehey guys 💕So I get a lot of questions about making games:So I wrote a 19-minute long guide on how to make a game with 0 experience that teaches the 6 stages of game development -Design 📝, art 🖌, coding 💻, audio 🎵, polish 🕹, and lastly, marketing 🎉:https://medium.freecodecamp.org/from-zero-to-game-designer-how-to-start-building-video-games-even-if-you-dont-have-any-experience-5e2f9f45f4bbHope it helps and motivates all my fellow game devs when the going gets tough!! (ง •̀_•́)ง now go make all the games your heart leads you to, you can do it!
Inner Plot and Outer Plot: Characters Vs. 'Stuff'This is an expanded version of my latest "Advice-A-Day" post on my Tumblr.A story is never just "stuff happening" or "about people." Rather, it is both. This is a strange phenomenon I keep seeing with new writers as a whole. I keep seeing two things...The writers who focus entirely on characters, but no plot. They develop detailed names with historically accurate and appropriate etymologies, they come up with amazingly detailed and well-designed costumes, they'll make a sprawling backstory that could stand as its own story, and on rare occasions, they'll even give these characters a personality and set of compelling behaviors. There's just one problem: these writers never actually use them in a series. They'll polish the character to a shine, ask for endless feedback from everyone, but then keep it locked up in a storage room. It's like that scene from This Is Spinal Tap where Nigel has that one gui
Fun Art Exercises to Improve your SkillFun or sort of fun exercises you can do yourself to get better at drawing and painting. We all want to be better at our craft and to create the art that looks more like our vision, or more like the stuff we love to see. But exercises can be dull, even though they are deliberate we can't bring ourselves to do them because we get bored and we don't draw with the goal to get bored.So I devised a few ideas that I sometimes use that can lighten up those studies. I don't really like the word "studies", but who cares? Right?5 Fun Art Exercises you can doCartooning Studies - Say you are all of a sudden interested in drawing birds and pull up a few bird references and start studying them. You can attempt to copy the bird, but will you retain any of the information you learned? I bet you probably won't. What can you do though? You can study the shapes, and then recreate that bird from a different angle to solidify your knowledge. But this too I think doesn't work really wel