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10 steps to great game design

Published on October 14, 2014, by in Gaming.

So you’ve decided to become a game designer? Wish to create the next Minecraft or NFS? Welcome to this post which gives you 10 top tips on how to effectively design great games. Keep in mind that this article does not deal with programming, only with the aesthetics and authoring of the game’s storyline. So let’s get started. Tip #1 – Develop a good parser The single most important element of developing great games is to develop a good parser. This is something most beginners neglect, and the effect can be seen throughout the game. The more options you equip your parser with, the more effective will be your game’s communication with the player. Tip #2 – Use good puzzle structuring Don’t force gamers to solve puzzles just out of the blue. If the puzzle or the maze isn’t well connected to the game, it’s probably best to scrap the

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Top 5 software used by the gaming industry

Published on September 9, 2014, by in Gaming.

Game design software can vary greatly, depending upon the needs of the company that creates the game. Sometimes gaming companies/game developers use their own proprietary software, but many game designers standardise around popular commercial coding tools, which allow them to code a game easily and quickly without building from the ground up. Listed below are the top five game engines that are available in the market today:   The Unity Engine Unity is a cross-platform game engine, developed by Unity Technologies, and is now the default software development kit (SDK) for Nintendo Wii U. With an emphasis on portability, the graphics engine targets the following APIs: direct3D on Windows and Xbox 360; OpenGL on Mac, Windows, and Linux; OpenGL ES on Android and iOS; and proprietary APIs on video game consoles. Unity has been responsible for the birth of some of the blockbuster games such as Battlestar Galactica Online, WolfQuest,

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Consoles Gaming

Published on July 15, 2012, by in Gaming.

Ask any gamer about his/her best memory & surely they’ll recount the experience of  plugging in that Xbox or PS3 and spending hours racing cars or fighting wars or saving the earth and so on. Console based games are the original gamers’ toys and they have laid the foundation of the gaming industry. Consoles are dedicated hardware devices manufactured to play interactive media content (games). Play station, Xbox, Nintendo Ds and Play station portable are some examples of popular gaming consoles. Consoles were the first to establish the video gaming industry as a serious business. Console games are particularly considered for hardcore gamers as the console is an expensive powerful machine designed to handle complex graphics and gameplay. Games for consoles require a definite learning curve to get hands on before anyone can actually start enjoying the game experience. This learning curve is sometimes annoying for casual gamers who want

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Gaming industry: An overview

Published on May 21, 2012, by in Gaming.

The video game industry has come a long way. From the first development of a missile simulation game by Thomas T Goldsmith Jr. & Estle Ray Mann in 1947 – without graphics – to today’s rich graphic intensive games such as Call of Duty and Crysis, to name just two. Over the past 65 years, games have seen tremendous development in hardware & software. Today, games are available for entertainment, education, training, physical workouts (exercise), and lots more. Initially, games were sold as dedicated software on data storage devices like disks & CDs but now the Internet has given a whole new dimension to playing games. These days, there are a number of websites available which offer many free-to-play Flash games of different genres & cater to a mass audience. Social networking sites like Facebook have played a tremendous role in the expansion of casual as well as hardcore gaming.

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