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

Best Code Editors of 2022

Best Code Editors of 2021

Did you know code editors can make or break your entire experience as a programmer? Given it is a tool you’ll be working with for hours, this should really be no surprise. Whether you’re creating a website or developing the next hit game, a code editor is a must-have, and also something you’ll become intimately … Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Rigging in BLENDER

Beginner’s Guide to Rigging in BLENDER

You can access the full course here: Intro to Rigging Models in Blender Preparing Our Model In this lesson, we’ll prepare our model to be rigged. To start off, we want to make sure that our model’s normals directions are all facing the correct direction. As we flipped the left arm and leg to create their mirrored copies for the … 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

How to Make Levels: Level Design for Open World Games

How to Make Levels: Level Design for Open World Games

You can access the full course here: Level Design for Beginners Open World Design Unlike linear levels, open world games pose unique challenges when designing levels as it is inherently “open” to the player. They have the freedom to go wherever they want. We need to figure out how we can have control over the player’s progression through … Read more

Best Resources & Places to Learn to Code

Best Resources & Places to Learn to Code

Learning how to code can not only be personally rewarding, but can also have major impacts on your career – even if you don’t intend to be a programmer. However, how do you learn to code, especially if you’re looking at coding for beginner-level stuff? With the list below, we’ve compiled some of what we … Read more