Hands-on teaching material for learning different elements of game development. Sometimes also used for topics on "in game tutorials".

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Good game design books? [closed]

I have some experience in creating, however I like to have some well written reference material to help me produce better products. Are there any game design books that are not aimed at a particular ...
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What are some good learning resources for OpenGL? [closed]

I have been using the OpenGL ES on the iPhone for a while now and basically I feel pretty lost outside to the small set of commands I've seen in examples and adopted as my own. I would love to use ...
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How to write a network game? [closed]

Based on Why is so hard to develop a MMO?: Networked game development is not trivial; there are large obstacles to overcome in not only latency, but cheat prevention, state management and load ...
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What are the dangers of self-teaching game development? [closed]

I am about to embark upon a journey into game development. Following answers to my last question, I will be using C# and XNA. However, I don't personally know any other game developers and I don't ...
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How to learn 2d animation? [closed]

Where can I learn how to do simple 2d animation well? Or is it really just literally drawing every single frame of something in photoshop? Is there tips or tricks? Tutorials to help get started? ...
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What path finding algorithms are there? [closed]

I'd like to read up on path finding algorithms. Is there a primer available or any material or tutorials on the Internet that would be a good start for me?
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What are some good resources for building a voxel engine? [closed]

What are some good resources (tutorials, code, papers, etc.) for learning about voxel rendering?
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How can a programmer learn to draw 2D assets? [closed]

Are there any good tutorials for someone who wants to create 2D graphical game assets? Drawing classes for absolute beginners, preferably teaching skills that can be as relevant as possible to games - ...
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Tutorial text without annoying user?

I have tutorial text (which I plan to augment with voice-over later, but it must be text for now, because I have not contracted a VO actor yet). The text presents itself in dialogs, which are like ...
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Best place for learning how to write games in Unity3d [closed]

What's the best place for tutorials & other learning resources for unity3d?
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XNA development tutorials

Can anybody guide me about where can I get the basic starter tutorials for developing using XNA framework?
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Making a game as a tutorial?

I am in charge of a game development club at my school and I'd like to work on a project this summer that I could use as a tutorial next semester. I have never done anything quite like this so I was ...
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Hexagonal grid/tiles tutorials [closed]

Are there any platform or language agnostic (preferably step by step) tutorials regarding creating hexagonal grid based maps/games? I'm mainly interested in grid/tiles basics and not advanced game ...
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Where do I start if I want to independently learn game graphic design? [closed]

I want to learn how to create custom graphics, not use freely available resources. But I have been looking around for articles or tutorials on how to start with 2D game design in general, and I can't ...
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What makes in-game tutorials effective?

Has there been any research into how to maximize in-game tutorials effectiveness? Any blogs, articles or research papers would be appreciated.
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Where are all the tutorials for libGDX? [closed]

I've searched online for help and tutorials on LibGDX but I couldn't really find any, except and the wiki for asking questions on stackexchange. Besides the source (demos) and wiki, is there any other ...
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Useful resources for beginning AI

What resources are available, including both free articles/ebooks and physical books and things, for game developers looking to begin simple AI programming/design? Note: I know of this question, but ...
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How do I elegantly teach players how to play?

I've been thinking about how puzzle platformers teach players how to play. I like Super Meat Boy, particularly the way in which it teaches you without noticing you are being taught. It kept me ...
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AS3/Flash Game Dev: Looking for good & current step by step

Flash tutorials and examples have been around so long it is hard to know what sites to actually read for good, current AS3 game dev. I'm looking for a good start to finish for flash game development, ...
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How to client/server game using Google App Engine (Looking for tutorial.)

(NOTE: This is a duplicate of a question I asked on SO, having temporarily forgotten about GameDev <hang head in shame>. When one is answered, I will link it back to the other.) I'm trying to ...
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Ultimate beginner's tutorial to 3d game dev using XNA Framework?

I'm looking for a tutorial that starts at square 1 for game development and moves up through intermediate/expert levels of 3D game development. I really want to get into 3D game dev and I've been ...
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Where can I read about techniques used in NES-era games? [closed]

I enjoy reading about techniques used in NES-era games. Is there a blog or site that is pretty much dedicated to this topic? For example, here is an article talking about Pac-Man, and another about ...
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What tools are available for developing 2D games like Tetris or Angry Birds for Android?

I would like to ask the following regarding developing Tetris- and Angry Birds-like 2D games for Android: Is Java the official development language for Android? What free or commercial Android ...
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Looking for JMonkeyEngine tutorials and documentation

I'm looking for tutorials and documentation for JMonkeyEngine, beside the material on the official website. Any clue?
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Do we need tutorials? [closed]

Children learn through play, which by it's core nature is subversive. In digital games we can enforce and feedback any arbitrary rules and do not require "conceptual rules" like don't step outside the ...
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Any learning/studying material for C/C++ that use game programming as learning context out there?

As most of game programming is done - I read on this very site - in C/C++ I was wondering if there is any learning/studying material for C/C++ that would target specifically game programming. I am ...
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Where to start writing games, any tutorials or the like? [closed]

I'm actually an industrial systems developer with knowledge of .NET C# and VB.NET, C/C++, Delphi, and an intermediate knowledge of 80286 Intel assembly language. I would be interested to learn how to ...
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shader tutorial for unity

I would like to start developing my own shaders within unity. For starters I would like to do a screen spaced blur. Are there any good tutorials to learn shader development besides the official ...
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Are the Marek-knows tutorials any good or still relevant? [closed]

Anyone have any experience with this? This hasn't been refereed as mush as it 'looks/sound' like. http://www.marek-knows.com/index.php5 Among many other products, the site provides game engine ...
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C++ Role-Playing Design Best-Practices/Suggestions?: [closed]

Foreword: I have worked extensively with Java, but less with C++. I have an understanding of the general language and how it differs from Java, but could really use some help here. Additionally, ...
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How should I represent a tile in OpenGL-es

Let me start with I am currently learning OpenGl-es using Android. I have been having the hardest time trying to design a simple and logical way of making tiles (2d flat polygons). The tutorials tell ...
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How to understand huge code bases? [closed]

I read about game loops, read tutorials of simple games like Asteroids and programmed them by myself. Nevertheless if I try to start reading code of a game with many many thousand lines of code, I ...
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Unity3d High level literature [closed]

Is there any high level literature for mid professional programmers for Unity? There are a lot of tutorials for beginners, but I can't find anything about main API, pipeline or engine architecture. ...
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Where can I find information for programming a game to avoid network latency issues?

I am looking for programming methods to counter network latency for say a racing game or a FPS. What I specifically mean is what would I need to do to the physics engine and what information should I ...
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Basic tutorial/introduction for 3d matrices, idealy in c++, without openGl or directX

I am wondering if there is a simple tutorial that covers the basics of how to initialize rotation, translation and projection matrices, and how to multiply them, and how to get the screen coordinates ...
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source development kit tutorials

I'm looking to create a demo using the source development kit. Because i want it to have a similar style to portal, but one I'm wondering can i get the portal 2 authoring tools without owning the ...
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1answer
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XNA beginner - can't display cannon in 2D tutorial

I taking my first steps with XNA. I'm building the old 2D tutorial that used to be posted on the XNA website. I got to the part where I display the cannon, but its not showing. Can someone please take ...
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Learning to write a solitaire game

Many years ago I did some programming in TurboPascal (on DOS!), but have not programmed since. Since retiring, I have "invented" a few solitaire games that I have given to people who sell solitaire ...
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Are there any good html 5 mmo design tutorials? [closed]

Hey all. I got a rather inspired after playing gaia online's zOMG and wanted to revive an old project idea I've had laying around for a few years now. I'm looking to work with html5 (ie canvas, svg ...
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Where can I find tutorials for LWJGL? [closed]

I don't know if this is against the FAQ so if you close this, it'll be no surprise. I have done research but all the tutorials I have seen have been to hard to follow; I reckon there are better ones ...
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1answer
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JMonkeyEngine in Eclipse

I wanted to try the JMonkey engine, so I downloaded the JMonkey sdk, but I don't want to work in the JME IDE, I would rather like to work with Eclipse, since I already started a game project there, ...
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What's a good Flash game development tutorial, in FlashDevelop, for an absolute beginner?

Ok, here's my situation: I'm tutoring a 14yo homeschooled student with very little previous programming experience, and I'd like to teach her how to program. I think that Flash Actionscript 3 is a ...
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Cocos2d v2.0 and OpenGL 2.0/1.0: where to start

I started developing my very first game 3 months ago using Cocos2d 2.0 for iPhone. I am now in the stage where I'd like to add some cool effects to the bullets and some special weapons (see my ...
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Do I create a first login tutorial for new users?

I'm finishing my first browser game. I really don't know if I have to develop a "first login" tutorial or not. Do you think it's important? I hate the image-based tutorials, with just few screenshot ...
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Architechture problem of implementation of a tutorial for a game

I'm creating one for my game and I'm confused a bit. I made special TutorialManager class and a number of steps to pass for player first time entered the game. The problem is that tutorial steps are ...
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Getting started using C# and Physics (Resources, Tutorials, Samples, etc.) [closed]

As an application developer, I plan on now getting started in game development so I have come along to this site. I am a proficient C# developer so I guess it makes sense to start game development in ...
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searching for “university kind” free online course about OPENGL [closed]

I know there are a lot of free university courses, but I'm trying to find one about OpenGL. Do you know where can I find one, online?
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Where to start learning OpenGL with C++? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good learning resources for OpenGL? I have learnt C++ and made some cool text based games and such but I would love to start graphical programming. I'm a ...
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Quality Current Free UDK Tutorials?

I'm just getting started with the UDK, with experience in Unity, and would like a good tutorial series about getting to know my way around the basics of level design and a touch on programming. I have ...
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Random Sprite Speed

I followed the Rain Catcher tutorial from libGDX and I made some modifications to the code, allowing the rain drops to appear faster. But I cant figure out how to make the raindrops fall at random ...