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How could I access game data from a dev machine at runtime from a mobile platform?

When working on a game on a mobile platform, having read/write access to game data (assets, configuration files) stored on the dev machine at runtime would enable building of tools to quickly iterate, ...
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How do you prepare for feature creep?

How can I prepare for feature creep during preproduction? Feature creep is when you are in the production phase and decide "It would be cool if this were a feature!" That adds n hours to the ...
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Unreal Engine for 2d in c++ [closed]

I was about to start my journey on unreal engine but currently all of the tutorials we're all about blueprints in 2D games. I really want to make 2d games since I am not good at 3d (not yet). My ...
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Large scale iterative design

Typically in game development, linear development (waterfall model) is riddled with obstacles that drain the programmer's sanity (game turned out horrid, can't redesign). Enter iterative design. ...
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Suitable SDK to develop quick game? [closed]

I'm currently undertaking a personal project at home that I need to turn around inside the next few months (which working full time and still learning programming makes it a tad difficult). I'm ...
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Game Publishing & Income : Quality vs Quantity

As a casual flash gamer, I see lots of "games" released that are ... terrible. And that's an overstatement. But I'm wondering, are these developers onto something? Is this a comparatively good source ...
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What is the best legal way to get game assets? [closed]

I'm researching game development, and I know that there are two options for asset creation: create them yourself, or outsource the assets(by getting them custom made, or finding them on sites such as ...
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Recommended hardware for developing ios games? [closed]

I know you have to have mac os x to use xcode and thus to develop/compile apps for the iphone. And I'm not exactly wanting to go the hackintosh way, so I'm looking at buying a used mac. What specs ...
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What are some examples of MMOs with small development teams? [closed]

I'd like to see a list of MMOs with small development teams in order to better understand where small teams have found a place for themselves. While examples of MMORPGs are of interest, so are games ...
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How long does it take to ceate a game? [closed]

I know that this question depends really very much on plenty factors: 2D-Pong and a MMORPG are two totally different worlds; it also depends on creators' experience, on game quality, on the available ...
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Which tool combination are advisable for a (MMO)RPG, and which aren't?

Which technologies would you use if you were to write a (MMO)RPG, and why ? Would that be Java + AJAX + HTML5 + Linux or ASP.NET + MVC + JQuery + Windows or PHP + Linux + MySQL or ColdFusion + ...
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Getting It Done vs Solid Software Design?

With barely enough time at our hands to complete the games we craft, how can you strike a good balance between solid software architecture and making good progress to get it all done? My personal ...
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When creating quick prototypes, is it better to use the language you are going to use in the end?

I have been working with SFML(C++) and Flash(AS3) and usually creating prototypes for some ideas I have. Is it better to use the language you are going to use in the end (C++ usually) or use ...