2014 Update

Wow, it has been more than a year since I last updated this blog. I am in the process of updating and reorganizing my private post where I have been curating interesting links for my own reference. And I think it is about time I change the theme for my WordPress layout as well.

Also, I hope to develop a really quick & simple game/interactive walking simulator in the coming weeks. I have been playing with the idea in my head ever since the relationship I had for the past 5 years of my young adult life crumbled into nothingness last year. All is good though. There is nowhere to go but UP when you have hit ROCK BOTTOM, right? Right.

Anyway, this is the year that I want to revive the passion I once had in crafting games. Fingers crossed that I don’t lose sight of this goal, again.

GAME: Industry Insight

The Making of..
Monument Valley

Business
Why Rampant Sales are Bad for Players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
From gatekeepers to guns for hire: The new role of indie game publishers
So you want to publish a game in China…
Mobile is burning, and free-to-play binds the hands of devs who want to help
Sales Breakdown: One Month Later
Is There Life Outside of Google Play?
How To Monetise Your GameMaker Game

Creative Process
Inside the Pixar Braintrust
The Life and Creativity of a Bethesda Artist

Crowdfunding
X-Com’s Julian Gollop on the difficulties of Kickstarter
Kickstarter not on the decline – Fargo

Development
Why Indies Should Complain Less About Clones
Are PC and mobile unfriendly to indies?
The Rip-offs & Making Our Original Game
How to get into the games industry – an insiders’ guide

Education
Education vs. Vocation
“Games making should appeal to children as much as games playing”
Teacher’s Lounge: Insider Views on Games Education
Should developers go to school?
Teaching the Games Business

General
The Game That Saved a Life
Big names talk mobile tactics, Nintendo’s dilemma

Help
The Game That Saved a Life

Indie
The Indie Bubble Is Popping
Because You’re Worthless: The Dark Side of Indie PR

Kotaku -TAY
Storytelling and Gameplay in Video Games
Understanding the Makings of a Video Game Story
What is a Video Game?

Post Mortem
‘Good’ isn’t good enough – releasing an indie game in 2015

Social Issues
No Girls Allowed

GAME: Development Resource

I have a bad habit of leaving tabs of interesting or handy websites opened on my Firefox browser. Why not use the bookmark function? Well, it is kinda flooded and I have yet to clean the list up.

Previously, I started a post where I would store the links of article that I find to be helpful or informative. Today, I am starting a new post to store links of websites with handy resources. Keep in mind that it is gonna be a mix bag of everything.

Help List
Game Developer Help List

Business
contract()

Funding
Indie Fund
Indie Prize

Development Tool
OpenFL

OGMO Editor
Pyxel Edit
PhoneGap
Ren’Py (Visual Novel)

Middleware
Joypad

How-To (Making and Finishing a Game)
How To Make A Game
A Beginner’s Guide To Making Your First Video Game
Finishing a Game
Make Games by Pixel Prospector

How-To (Game Creation Tool)
Beginner’s guide to Construct 2
Nivram’s Multimedia Examples
Stencylpedia
How To Make Games With Twine
Create a game from scratch: Top-down Shooter – Unity
The Best Free Tools For Making Your Own Video Games

How-To (Art)
Explaining Frames-Per-Second (And Motion Blur)
Blender NPR (Non-Photorealistic Rendering)
How to Draw Detailed Buildings
10 Drawing Myths that Block Your Progress

How-To (Programming)
Code.org
Spelunky Generator Lessons by Darius Kazemi
Game Mechanic Explorer by John Watson

Generators
Random Word Generator
Game Rumour Generator
Game Concept Generator by Orteil42

HTML
Special HTML Characters
Star Wars crawl with HTML – Tim Pietrusky

Resources | ART
Assemblee Competition
openclipart.org

Resources | SOUND
Freesound
NoSoapRadio

Resources | FONTS
Lost Type