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Game Engine Development: Rendering

DeckheadJan 13, 20202 min read

In this series of articles, I’m going to talk about developing your own game engine from scratch, from the perspective of the hobby game developer. We won’t do much actual development, there’s 100’s of websites that can teach you that (I’ll list what I know of at the end of the article). For myself, there’s nothing more enjoyable than making a really well written system with a whole heap of…


Planning Your Game

DeckheadJan 13, 20201 min read

Planning Your Game So you’re ready to make your first game, or you’re ready to make your 33rd game. The first steps are the same, plan it out into discrete peices of work that you can complete it in your…


Managing the Scope of Your Video Game Project

DeckheadJan 13, 20201 min read

Scope-management is one of the most important things to do as a solo game developer or hobby game developer. You can’t hope to match the scope of any other games made with a team, or with a budget. Sure, your…


How to get started as a Solo Gamedev

DeckheadJan 12, 20202 min read

I started being interested in GameDev waaaaay back in about 1999. That’s a long time ago, more than 20 years. And in that 20 years I have released 0 games. I’ve made a lot of half-completed games, games that I…