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The best free software for learning to make video games

Making a video game is one of the most complex and demanding tasks you can begin, but that doesn’t mean game design can’t be a hobby or a self-taught …

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

Books

Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game

For most of their lifespan, video games look like grey boxes and compromises.<p>It doesn't have to be hard to make a video game.It doesn't have to take years of labor, months of overtime and a team of hundreds to make a dot on a screen move and jump towards a goal. But stacked against games like …

The Science of Journaling: Why Writing Things Down Makes You More Productive

A few months ago, I was tasked with starting Shopify’s own ecommerce store and the idea for The Stockroom was born: a place where ambitious …

Entrepreneurship

The Qualities of an Introverted Leader

At the beginning of my freshman year, I was in continual contact with my Geometry teacher to see if there was any way to accelerate my mathematics …

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional computer like Windows and Linux

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full Desktop like Windows and Linux<p>This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional …

Editor's Soapbox: Programming is Hard

A bit ago, I popped into an “Explain Like I’m 5” thread to give my version of the differences between C, C++, Objective-C and C#. In true Reddit …

Geek Humor

10 Indirect Things We Get Judged On -- How Do You Shape up?

Every day, and in every way, we consciously and unconsciously analyze everything about everyone. This is part of being social; it is part survival; and it is how we size people up to establish some level of predictability about who and how people are. This is a natural and nonstop process we …

Video Games Are Better The Second Time You Play Them

Everyone remembers the first time they played a really good video game. The constant surprises of <i>Half-Life</i>, or the drama of <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, or the …

Time I

Everything You Need to Know About Breaking Into the Video Game Industry

Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, shares insights about claiming your stake in this $100 billion business.<p>This won’t surprise anyone who picks up every annual release of the <i>Call of Duty</i> series or catches monsters on his or her smartphone with Pokémon …