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Teamwork in Unity

I have a Unity project without any version control, and I need to share it with another developer so that both of us can work on the project. What strategies should be use that play nice with Unity ...
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3answers
10k views

How do you approach resolution independence in raster based graphics content?

Those games that are not fortunate enough to run on a locked platform spec, like handhelds, need to run across various resolution formats and aspect ratios. In a 3D game you might have a HUD or menu ...
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11answers
17k views

How can I implement dialog trees into my game?

What is the best way to implement a dialog tree system in my game? I want an NPC to give the player different sets of responses, some which may only appear when the Player has an item or a previous ...
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4answers
2k views

Which for basic RTS prototype: Unity or Torque? [closed]

I'm wanting to test my hand at writing an RTS (something I've never gotten very far with), and so I'm looking for an indie engine that would give me the most success with a quick setup that I can then ...
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1answer
1k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Web as a platform?

When comparing the web to other platforms (such as consoles or the iPhone) what are the trade-offs? What does the web excel at most? What are the weaknesses of using the web as a platform?
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votes
6answers
115k views

What is ambient occlusion?

I've heard about ambient occlusion and it looks nice, but what exactly is it?
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votes
9answers
119k views

Easy to use cross-platform 3D engines for C++ game development? [closed]

I want to try my hand at writing a 3D game. However I don't want to start at such a low level of drawing individual triangles and writing my own 3D object loader and so on. I've heard of things like ...
320
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20answers
338k views

Where can I find free sprites and images? [closed]

I need sprites and images, such as characters, landscapes and others. Where can I find them?
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4answers
2k views

How can I implement a global high score ladder? [closed]

Are there any existing frameworks I can build on? Should I build my own? How can I prevent fake scores from being posted to it?
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15answers
34k views

Cross Platform 2D Graphics Engines [closed]

I'm looking for a 2D graphics engine that would allow me to release to Windows, Mac and the iPhone, much the way Unity does for 3D. Is there a good engine that does this and is specific to 2D?
66
votes
7answers
13k views

How does A* pathfinding work?

I would like to understand on a fundamental level the way in which A* pathfinding works. Any code or psuedo-code implementations as well as visualizations would be helpful.
127
votes
13answers
217k views

Where can I find free music for my game? [closed]

I'm in need of some tunes for my game. Where can I procure some, preferably for free?
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4answers
1k views

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 ...
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4answers
738 views

Gesture Recognition Strategies

Working with the Wii I often find it necessary to recognize simple gestures, so far I've been able to mainly look at magnitude of acceleration in order to recognize the gestures called out for in our ...
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votes
14answers
42k views

What scripting language should I choose for my game? [closed]

In what cases are what scripting languages better than others? All answers are appreciated, please provide a description, and describe in what cases the language excels in. (Remember, one language ...
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5answers
8k views

What's the newest trend / method for terrain rendering? [closed]

The last time I checked in on terrain rendering, ROAM was the new hotness. Yes, that was a long time ago. I liked ROAM a lot, though, because it was extremely simple to program, and gave pretty ...
124
votes
10answers
173k views

Where can I find free sounds for my game? [closed]

I need some sound effects for my game. Where can I find some? Or any programs that can easily generate them?
66
votes
7answers
6k views

What are typical pitfalls when writing games with a managed Language like C#? [closed]

What pitfalls did you encounter when writing games for the PC with a managed Language like C# and how did you solve them?
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votes
5answers
2k views

What are the best iPhone game development resources? [closed]

What are your favorite game development resources for the iPhone? I'll start with cocos2d for the iPhone.
48
votes
11answers
40k views

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?
12
votes
6answers
21k views

Unreal Engine 3 vs id Tech 3 vs Unity [closed]

I'm trying to decide which engine I should start using to try to start building a game in. I had chosen Unity, but upon hearing that Unreal Engine 3 had just become kinda free to use, I found myself ...

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