My word on Game Dev

  • I used to make some small 2D games with Flash and actionscript
  • and I made one 3D game in my school time using free version of Game Studio 6, and it is downloadable from (link Broken) and video trailer at http://vimeo.com/3238685

2016.08

  • currently, I am back on research on game technologies, as I am more keen on multiple players on a single computer type of game, since most game only support 4 people on same machine
    • in order to get start, the game engine must support more than 4 game controllers, which leading me to the finding of this game: http://karboom.net/ with 12 players (PS3 and other controllers) on a monitor.
    • and unity game engine support that in a way.
    • official doc, indicating 8 joystick with 20 buttons: http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/KeyCode.html

Start

Before making a game, you need to choose

  1. your target platform: Web browser or Hardware like Windows PC, Mac, Linux PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, or hand device like iOS device, psp, or other consoles
  2. your game engine: you need to choose a game engine to start-off (building a game engine is more difficult than a game, requires ground-up programming work)
  3. choose a programming language: depends on your game engine

reference material

  • learn
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Unity3D/comments/1bi2jn/looking_for_a_good_2d_platformer_tutorial_for_a/?st=is5np1dt&sh=9f132758
    http://www.walkerboystudio.com/wbstudio/learn-unity/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Unity3D/comments/1bi2jn/looking_for_a_good_2d_platformer_tutorial_for_a/?st=is5np1dt&sh=9f132758
    https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/tanks-tutorial/tank-creation-control?playlist=20081
    https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/tanks-tutorial/scene-setup?playlist=20081
    https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/mini-projects/creating-basic-platformer-game