What is Programming? Learning Programming for Beginners

What is Programming? Learning Programming for Beginners

As technology has grown, so has the use of the word “programming.” Not only has computer programming become the secret backbone of our society, but it also has also become one of the most desirable fields to get into. Everywhere from retail businesses to high-end agencies like NASA have become reliant on programming to some … Read more

What is Game Design: The Creative Side of Development

What is Game Design: The Creative Side of Development

It is no real secret that making video games is a complex and intense process – whether you’re creating a simple platformer or something as robust as an MMORPG. This complexity begins first and foremost at the idea stage where the life essence of all video game projects begins. As much as some people might … Read more

What is Godot? A Guide to 2D & 3D Game Development

What is Godot? A Guide to 2D & 3D Game Development

While there are many game engines available, one you may have heard about through the grapevine is Godot. Godot has recently seen a rise in the game development scene and is quickly becoming a favorite of many game developers! However, just as many developers have never heard of Godot, or even know why they might … Read more

Best Programming Languages for Game Development

Best Coding Languages for Game Development

So, you’re ready to start creating your very own video games.  However, there comes an important question to answer when you start: what programming language should you learn how to code? While arguably most programming languages can be used to create games, including high-level languages like Python, some choices do have more benefits than others.  … Read more

How to Create Pixel Art Backgrounds using Photoshop

How to Create Pixel Art Backgrounds using Photoshop

You can access the full course here: Intro to Pixel Art with Photoshop Pixel Art Background In this lesson, we will be looking at setting up a background for a game in a pixel-art style. Background Setup Let’s start by setting up the background sky by filling the default layer with blue color and renaming the layer to “Sky.” Now … Read more

Game Design: Writing Engaging Protagonists and Antagonists

Game Design: Writing Engaging Protagonists and Antagonists

You can access the full course here: Explore Storytelling for Games The Protagonist In this lesson, we’re going to be going over the protagonist. In storytelling– in movies, books, games, pretty much every storytelling narrative has a protagonist. Who is the protagonist? The main character of a story In video games, you normally play as the protagonist. The more story-focused a game is, … Read more

Unity vs. Unreal – Choosing a Game Engine

Unity vs. Unreal

When learning game development, people often wonder about what the best game engine is – in fact, we’ve done a whole entire article on the matter. In terms of versatility, power, popularity, and use in the industry – there are two that most people talk about though: the Unity game engine and the Unreal Engine. Answering … Read more