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Learn Coding and Electronics with Podpi Comics

Pack your bags and come to the island of Podpi, a place where adorable cartoon characters teach you electronics projects, javascript, and how to have a maker mindset.<p>Podpi is a service that takes a pretty fun approach to teaching kids. There is a comic at the core of everything, which is filled …

Scrum Of One: How to Bring Scrum into your One-Person Operation

As a solo indie developer, it’s easy to believe that things like Scrum and other Agile development methodologies are reserved for large software …

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

Databases

Sorting Out The Basics Behind Sorting Algorithms

We’ve covered a whole array (pun totally intended) of data structures in this series thus far, and so far, I’ve really enjoyed exploring all the …

Unity Script Collection

A maintained collection of useful & <b>free</b> unity scripts / libraries / plugins and extensions.<p>If you want to suggest a link, then read the Contribution …

Technology Stack (Basic) — A Guide for Non-Tech Co-founders

I am tired of seeing non-technology entrepreneurs being taken for ride by programmers, specially by outsourcing companies. It’s difficult to learn …

Databases

How to blaze an unconventional trail in your game dev career

How DO you get a job in game development?<p>While we’d normally refer you to the Gamasutra job board to answer this question, the truth is that many of …

GameDev Protips: How To Actually Finish Your Indie Game Projects

Finishing anything is hard. Finishing the development of video games? Twice as hard. After all, us game developers just have so many ideas and …

2D Background Performance in Unity

Using Unity's overdraw view, we were able to see how all the additional layers in this map created extra work for the gpu.<p>By flattening some of the …

Get a job: Be a Lead Writer at Sucker Punch Productions

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: 5 Secrets to Running a Business in Your Spare Time

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, but not quite ready to give up your day job, you might be thinking about a side hustle — a business you can run …

6 Business Basics for Startup Success

Vision isn't enough. Six back-to-basics business strategies can help entrepreneurs achieve long-term success.

The plight of indie game developers on Kickstarter

Several weeks after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund his indie sidescroller <i>Grave Danger</i>, JB Gaming CEO Jeff Brooks watches as it crawls …

This Week In The Business: "We Need To Make Money"

QUOTE | “We need to make money. That’s the motivation. Computer games make money.” - Seaman designer Yoot Saito, explaining why his company is …

Investors pour $55 million more into mobile game publisher Scopely

Mobile game firm Scopely has managed to raise $55 million in a round of financing led by Greycroft Growth Fund, and it plans to put that money …

Intern vs. Learning in Unity

Working with video games doesn’t sound like a terrible idea, does it? Expressing your creativity through art, coding, audio and storytelling. …

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How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming

How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolution

The gaming landscape looked quite different when TechRadar spoke to John Riccitiello, CEO at game engine Unity, back in June 2015. The HTC Vive and …

Should You Quit Your Job To Go Make Video Games?

Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind …

Where did all the good games go?

Retronator Editorial<p>Back in 2008 I decided to start a company for creating video games. I was very wet around the ears and the obvious first thing to …

Game chat app Discord crosses 11 million registered users

It’s been a busy few months for the game-focused voice and text chat app Discord. After raising $20 million in funding back in January, Discord …

18 Mistakes that kill startups

How To Start a Startup<p>Share206<p>Tweet<p>Share174<p>+14<p>Shares 384<p><i>This column is by Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator.</i><p>In the Q & A period after a recent …

Startups

The man behind XBLA places bet on skill-based, real-money gaming on mobile

Greg Canessa, the brains behind Xbox Live Arcade and former head of Blizzard’s widely-used online service Battle.net, is venturing into a business …