Game Development Update #1

So I’ve been developing Project Number 2 for a few weeks now and thought it would be a good time to write the first development progress update. Player movement As I’ve mentioned before the game will be a first-person shooter. So it seemed only logical to start from there – get the player controls working. I used a snippet of code I had written about half a year ago for prototyping purposes. It was a pretty messy chunk of code and needed…

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Game Programming Patterns by Robert Nystrom – my thoughts

Game Programming Patterns by Robert Nystrom was the first book of the 15 I’m planning to read while building a prototype of my FPS game in Unity. Fun fact: Since one of the most painful classes I took at the university, I thought I would never learn, nor need, Finite State Machines again. This book proved me wrong. Turns out state machines are actually a genius way to turn that ugly looking row of if-statements into well-organized switch cases. The book describes that it is a common…

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The Game Idea (Project number 2)

Note from the future: I will go more in-depth into the game idea in a future blog post here. This is a post, that should clear some things up. I have yet to post specific information about my game idea and that is NOT because I don’t have a clear vision about the finished game. It is actually because I, like many other game developers before me, believe that my game idea is unique and valuable. Thus should not be…

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15 Books for a Successful Game Development Start-up

I acknowledge I don’t have the necessary know-how to launch a successful start-up yet, it would be ignorant to think that I do. That is why, from the beginning, I knew I had to learn a lot in order to make this project work. So in my head, I thought of three big categories that are crucial for the success of this project – Game Development, Start-up launching/management, and Marketing. It didn’t take me long to decide that I should…

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My Backstory

I always loved video games, many of us do. My best memories are from playing Gothic, Sims, GTA: San Andreas, TES: Oblivion and Minecraft on the PC and from playing COD: Black Ops on Xbox 360. I love those memories – those adventures, open worlds, excitement, and competition. Video games often give us comfort and joy that we as children so often need. That is not only true for children, I believe, many of us adults also crave for a…

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Diving into the unknown

Riding in the bus that so many times took me to the office before. This time I have cake with me to celebrate, with my colleagues, the start of the next chapter in my life. Today it’s different of course because it’s my last day there. And I realize I’m starting something that I have no experience with – launching a successful business. It won’t be easy, I don’t expect it to be, that’s why I don’t plan to rush…

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How this begins…

I’m a 22-year-old guy and I just recently moved back in with my parents. As I was previously living by myself, working as a software developer, this decision might sound like a step backwards, but for me, it actually isn’t. To explain this further I have to backtrack a few months. I’m pretty much straight out of university and working at one of the best software development companies in Estonia. I had gotten my bachelors a few months prior and…

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