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Kylotan
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172 votes
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What are some programming design patterns that are useful in game development?

115 votes
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How does Dwarf Fortress keep track of so many entities without losing performance?

50 votes
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Are there existing FOSS component-based frameworks?

41 votes
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Do retail games use "inversion of control" and "dependency injection"?

39 votes
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Huge procedurally generated 'wilderness' worlds

39 votes
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Immediate GUI - yae or nay?

37 votes
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What's a way to implement a flexible buff/debuff system?

35 votes
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Does an inventory limit in an MMORPG make sense?

34 votes

Fight with creativity burnout

32 votes

Why is there a lack of games for Linux?

29 votes
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How much assembly is really used in modern game code?

26 votes

How object-oriented are videogames?

25 votes

What kind of databases are usually used in an MMORPG?

24 votes
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X, Y, Z coordinate standards?

24 votes

How should I structure a design document?

22 votes

Why don't C++ Game Developers use the boost library?

20 votes
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What is the name of the perspective style of games like Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger or Alundra?

20 votes

How do I turn a game idea, into a game?

19 votes
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Do higher-level 'Pure AI' concepts (such as Neural-Nets or Genetic Algos) ever get implemented successfully in commercial games?

19 votes
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Game planning and software design? I feel that UML is not convenient

19 votes

How common is automated testing in game development?

19 votes

Hide game data from player?

17 votes

STL for games, yea or nay?

17 votes

Why should I use separate initialization and clean up methods instead of putting logic in the constructor and destructor for engine components?

17 votes
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Tricks in game mechanics to avoid dealing with network lag compensation?

16 votes

How to synchronize clocks in multiplayer game?

16 votes
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How is AI most commonly implemented in popular games?

16 votes
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What legal matters do I need to consider when releasing an MMO?

16 votes

One Step-Ahead A-Star

15 votes

Graphical quality of open source vs. commercial games

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