A simple, straightforward overview of some of the most powerful tools in a game developer’s toolbelt

One of the most important traits of a software developer is to always be in “learning mode”. If you are a Unity C# game developer, this is truer than ever, as Unity releases new versions regularly, with tons of additional tools and packages in the Unity Editor UI. …


Take a chill pill this June 12th with @_wholesomegames

Nintendo defines many great trends in gaming. When the Wii dropped back in 2006, all the other game studios clamored to emulate the unique gesture controls. And when Nintendo started doing their online showcases, known as Nintendo Direct, Sony followed suit for Playstation. It’s undeniable that Nintendo Direct generates hype…


The fans, the fame, and now the fortune? Friday Night Funkin’ developers just want to do right by their fans.

Let me get straight to the point, and level with you. By now, if you are a PC gamer with your finger on the pulse of hot indie games, you already know about Friday Night Funkin’. You’ve either played the game and its various fan-created mods to death, or you…


Okay, idle game fans, don’t get too upset. You might just be onto something.

The latest indie game success, Loop Hero, is unorthodox by every means. The game’s name implies some kind of tower defense or even conjures thoughts of mobile gacha games. In this situation, you really need to take the title at its most literal meaning — Loop Hero is about a…


There are core tenets of Unity currently, that you should get to know before you become a professional game developer

Are you looking to quit your job and begin a new career as a Unity Developer, either as an independent studio or for an established game studio? If so — congratulations! I hope you have mustered up your resolve and perseverence. Now, onto the nitty-gritty.

In order to fully understand…


We are on the cusp of interesting new developments in gaming technology. Don’t waste your opportunity to have a say!

Current news has been abuzz with news on cryptocurrency, blockchain, and most importantly NFTs. An NFT, or non-fungible token, is a digital asset that uses blockchain technology to identify its authenticity (and in effect, its rarity or scarcity). …


Harness just the right balance of randomness and determinism to make something special and truly engaging.

If you haven’t heard, open world video games are all the rage. Again.

We’re not talking about Minecraft, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, and GTA 5 of the early 2010s. The new games on the block like Valheim, Spider Man: Miles Morales, and Cyberpunk 2077 would like to have a word with…


And the genre was assumed to be all but dead and oversaturated. What did they do right? How did they defy the odds where others failed?

If you told me that indie games have no chance in 2020–2021, I would laugh you right out of the room. Looking at the past year, indie games have rocked the boat and then some. From Fall Guys, to Among Us, to Rust’s resurgence in popularity, indie games are far…


To deliver on your vision, you need to come to terms with what you’re capable of creating.

Independent game developers truly have it hard. Whether you are flying solo or work in a small team, there’s always hurdles to overcome. Unless you work at a major studio that is geared towards making your dream game, you are likely not seeing tremendous progress on your big passion project…


Just a few hours of time will help you implement changes that make your game more fun, interesting, and addictive to play

If you have been making games for years, or have just started, take a look at some of your first creations. When you are just starting out, your projects will lack depth and interesting mechanics — or sometimes be downright unplayable.

What makes a game interesting and fun? …

C. James

Freelance game designer / developer. Full stack developer. Board game geek and cat tamer.

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