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What is a Game Design Document? [duplicate]

I'm starting out making my first game with some friends and I've read that it really helps to keep an organized GDD. The most I can think of is this is where you would put in all of your finalized and ...
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Can I rely on SoundEffects being stopped when unloaded?

I am using XNA's SoundEffect class to play sounds. I have to unload all sounds from the corresponding ContentManager for technical reasons, while some of them are still playing. What happens to ...
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Does game development have its own types of modeling?

In general computer science there are modeling "languages" (read: standardized diagramming techniques) such as UML 1,2, in databases there are things like ERD3, in business there are other types such ...
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Where is MonoGame's API reference?

I wanted to pick up Monogame, but I can't find documentation. All I see on GitHub is some tutorials. I'm looking for class reference like this from XNA.
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What are some effective methods of documenting packet protocols?

I'm working with a few developers on a hobby project and we have a lot of different APIs. What are some popular methods of creating documentation on the potential requests, and what can be expected to ...
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How to write a good functional spec for a game?

I am basically (shamelessly) copying a question that has appeared on SO few years ago. The answers are good, but I would like to get more on this topic, so I'm trying a more specialized subreddit ...
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Game development: Pre-production stage

I´m starting up a new project. It´s going to be a web browser game, developed using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3. I have some general questions regarding the process of game developing. Should you ...
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Is there documentation on XNA other than at MSDN?

MSDN documentation of XNA seems to be incomplete and/or bad. Is there another resource available? And by documentation I mean of the library/framework itself, similar to what UNITY, SFML, or SDL all ...
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Nvidia Cg 3.0 Manual/Documentation?

I can only find a user's manual for Cg 1.4 from Sept 2005, and the Cg Tutorial from earlier than that. Cg is now on version 3 and I'm wondering about all the new profiles and tech that must be in ...
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GamePlay Patent

Do you know any patents of GamePlay model? I mean behavior between User as Player and the System? In another words Patent of GamePlay rules. For example "when player's character dies -> the system ...
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Sources (other than tutorials) on Game Mechanics

But, I'm not quite sure where I should start from here. I know I have to go and grab an engine to use with some prebuilt libraries, and then from there learn how to actually code a game, etc. All I ...
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What is “Rapid” in reference to the MSN Games GDK?

I have herd a little talk about the MSN Games GDK lately, and what wondering what Rapid was. It sounds like some sort of testing environment, is this true? How can I get access to it? Or find out ...
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What is the “MSN Game API”?

The other day I herd this "MSN Game API" mentioned, but I can not find any information about it anywhere. This particular API seems to be for browser based games (Such as Flash, and ActiveX embedded ...