As a fledgling designer in the video game industry, it can be quite a challenge to decide what programming language to use when designing your game. After all, to maximize your effect on the market, you’ll want your game to run smoothly on multiple different platforms. The challenge is that not all programming languages work […]
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For those unfamiliar, a 'video game engine' is software that makes the construction, testing, and completion of games and apps much easier. These days game engines are so advanced you really don't even need to know how to code/program.
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What is GameSalad? GameSalad, or GameSalad Creator, is an authoring tool. Authoring tools are pieces of software that already have premade or prefabricated elements and manipulation tools in them for seamless media integration. Basically, it’s perfect for creating videos, games, and other multimedia apps. Developed by Gendai Games, GameSalad released in 2010. GameSalad increased in […]
Game development is at its best when creative people join together. Although the power of the individual is considerable when realizing a vision of games (think Stardew Valley’s one-person development team), when people join together for a shared vision, the end product can be a smash hit. That’s where CraftStudio comes in to change the […]
For those of you who have played the game Bastion, you have a specific piece of software to look out for: the Monogame engine. Coders and programmers from Supergiant Games struck it out of the park with Bastion. More notably, their use of the Monogame engine turned a lot of heads in the gaming community. […]
The mid to late 1990s was a crazy and influential time for video gaming. Games like Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM had made waves in the community, and games that would alter the shape of gaming forever, like Grand Theft Auto, were soon to come out. At this time, Ken Silverman, a rookie game programmer, started […]
Let’s face it: one of, if not the most popular, method of gaming is through multiplayer. Whether it’s gunning down your buddies in a competitive deathmatch or working together, à la Left 4 Dead, multiplayer is the king of the hill. That’s why learning to develop games with a multiplayer engine (especially one with multiplayer […]
The Valhalla game engine is a useful tool, mostly utilized via a plugin for the Unreal Engine. However, it has moved well past that phase of its lifecycle. No, no, not the hit PS5 version of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla: the Valhalla game engine. Let’s explore a little background information of the Valhalla game engine and […]
History You may have heard of Valve. The Orange Box, Half-Life 2 Episode One and Episode 2, Left 4 Dead, and Portal. All of these are not only fantastic games but influential pieces of media that have shaped gaming. Initially starting as the GoldSrc engine with the first Half-Life game, Source and Source 2 have […]
It used to seem like a crazy dream to be able to develop your own game. That stuff was for professionals, guys who got their impressive computer and data science degrees at some fancy institution. However, with time passing, you come to realize that the tools for natural game development are constantly evolving to suit […]
If you know your way around technology, whether you are a hardcore gamer or a casual computer user, the chances are that you have heard of Nvidia. They’re the company responsible for some of the most powerful graphics cards you can get on a gaming rig. For nearly 30 years, Nvidia has been bringing quality […]
Have you ever found yourself wanting to create some fantastic little games that you and your friends can boot up and play together? If you have spent a significant amount of time online exploring the vast amount of different game engines to use, you will know that there is a staggering amount to choose from. […]
In 2016, I was addicted to the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I was engrossed in the story and needed to see what happened. At a pivotal story moment, a significant character is being held up against a brick wall in a garden. Tensions were running high, and I couldn’t wait to see what happened. However, […]
If you have ever played a realistic game and were awed by things like ragdoll physics and destruction, then the chances are that you are intimately familiar with the Havok physics engine. With Havok’s widespread acclaim and reliability in the video game industry, who owns the Havok engine? As of right now, Havok is owned […]
We are always on the hunt for some of the best gaming engines around that balance ease of access, quality, and more. So when we came across GameMaker Studio 2, we had to do a deep dive into the games that were created with the engine. To quickly sum it up, GameMaker Studio 2 is […]
If you don’t know by now, GameMaker Studio 2 is a fantastic little engine that emphasizes cross-platform development and plays. If you’re interested in all you need to know about GameMaker, check out our in-depth review, including tutorials. What Programming Language Does GameMaker Use? Believe it or not, GameMaker engine has its own programming language, […]
If you aren’t familiar with game engines, they are basically all the things ‘under the hood’ in games: the physics, graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, and much more. Game engines allow the developer to more impressive feats when it comes to different aspects of the software. Based on things like software requirements, preference, and licensing, the […]
Defold Tutorial – Learn to Create 2d Games If you are anything like me, you love a good 2D game, specifically side scrollers. Games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night helped me develop into a more thoughtful and detail-oriented gamer and person going forward. 3D games are great and all, but 2D has immense creative […]
With the advent of game creation, there have been numerous ways to go about making new games. In recent years, nearly anyone with the right resources can make a game. However, some things, like the operating system and engine can set certain projects apart from one another. Game engines are the foundations of any game; […]
Snowdrop is an Engine by Ubisoft that’s just recently come into light, most notably in the two Division games. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information about it, as Ubisoft wants to keep a lid on it, although we do have some information. History of the Snowdrop Game Engine Snowdrop was first ‘born’ when […]
“I’m using Voxel Farm in my project… It’s not free, but definitely worth the money.” – Reddit user Ninlilizi As gamers and followers of the newest tech, we are always looking for new things to advance gaming. Whether that is through a game, or the engine being developed to bring us those games to change […]
I have been waiting to do a review for an iconic game engine like FrostBite. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Do you like blowing things up? I know you do. How about playing alongside your friends, team deathmatch style while the scenery crumbles around you as you head to the objective? […]
Physics is important not only in the world but also in games. Games are different universes where developers either desire to emulate more realistic systems of game physics, like in Grand Theft Auto V. Or maybe they want to throw it all out the window and create a wild and crazy lack of realistic physics. […]
Panda 3D is a free engine that actually has roots in Disney VR. One of the first Disney VR projects, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, became the genesis for what we know today as Panda 3D. How cool is that? Origins in Disney is a hell of a thing to put on a resume. Panda 3D emphasizes […]
I don’t know if you are like me, but I loved the golden age of 2D side scrollers back in the day, and the more recent resurgence in them. Now, they are more creative, beautiful, story-driven, and powerfully resonate with gamers. It is very different from vague stories like the Castlevania franchise’s ‘Dracula bad, kill […]
I remember days and long nights of religiously gaming—my friends sleeping over, each one of us sweaty-palmed and fried from all the adrenaline that was pumping through us. We loved to play FPS games, and we’d be glued to the TV all night trying to get revenge on one another through skill and, sometimes, I’ll […]