Ashley Cowell

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The 33-year-old millionaire founder of $3.75 billion Box thinks everyone needs to read these 2 books

Box CEO Aaron Levie may have made his millions helping companies move their data to the cloud, but the 33-year-old founder still takes the time to sit down and read a book.<p>It's up to Levie, the leader of a 1,960-person workforce at a company that has $500 million in annual revenue and is valued at …

TF Jam — Shooting Hoops with Machine Learning

By Abe Haskins (Twitter, Github)<p>In this article, we’ll dive into using Unity3D and TensorFlow to teach an AI to perform a simple in-game task: …

How to make Level Editor for 2D Platformer in Unity [15 Minutes]

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Game Development

How Voxels Became ‘The Next Big Thing’

We’ve talked with the amazing guys behind Atomontage, trying to figure out if the voxels can actually return and take down the polygons.<p>Voxel …

Semi-Procedural World Generation and Rendering in Edge Of Eternity (Part I)

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Game Development

Blender To Unity: Prep Work, Clean Up, Vertex Groups

Porter Nielsen writes: In this video, we cover how to prep and clean up a file so it is ready to animate and export into Unity 3D. We discuss a …

Game Development

Yorkshire Dales: Large Scale Environment Building

Meurisse Thomas did a breakdown of the amazing 3d scene, talking about the production of great open areas.IntroHello everybody. First of all, I would …

Yorkshire Dales

Celeste's audio files are now publicly available for devs

<i>Celeste's</i> entire FMOD (the audio engine behind the game) project has been made available to the public, allowing for game developers to access audio …

Game Design

Shader Forge is now open-source and free to all developers

Unity plugin Shader Forge has contributed to the stylish looks of games such as The Chinese Room’s Dear Esther and Monomi Park’s Slime Rancher, and until today, it has cost $90. Developer Freya Holmér announced that it is now a free, open-source tool, and released the code on GitHub. Shader Forge …

5 top Blender video tutorials for beginners

Blender is a complex piece of software that is capable of producing extremely high-quality visuals for all manner of visual art purposes, from video …

Scaling Dedicated Game Servers with Kubernetes: Part 4 - Scaling Down

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Game Development

Entering the Indie Games Market at the Lowest Cost Possible

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How Space Ape eschewed convention to make its most profitable game

Six months ago, Fastlane: Road to Revenge had 200,000 daily active users and was generating around $40,000 a day from ad revenue and in-app purchases …

ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 2 (Setting Up the Framework)

With the software installation out of the way, it's time to build the framework within which to work when building an augmented reality app for …

Unity SRP Overview: Scriptable Render Pipeline

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Game Development

Working with Pixel Art Sprites in Unity: Animations

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Game Development

Taxonomy of Fishing Mini-games

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21 Million Downloads in 2 Months

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Game Design

Why I'm Using a 30 Year Old Development Method in 2018

Making games is hard.<p>And by far the hardest part of making games is pre-production. That statement may be confusing. We’ve all heard about very …

ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 1 (Setting Up the Software)

If you've contemplated what's possible with augmented reality on mobile devices, and your interest has been piqued enough to start building your own …

After 40 mobile games, David Reichelt hit gold with Color Switch

David Reichelt has been through a hell of a lot in his life. He was both a music major and a theater major. He was a professional magician. He was a medic in the military and served in Iraq. He had to save lives, and he was nearly blown up a couple of times in his vehicle. He tried his had at …

Making your Pixel Art Game look Pixel Perfect in Unity3D

Some time ago I mentioned that we spent some time making our game pixel perfect. We had to do this in order to have our beautiful 2D pixel art game …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

Blood Vessels

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Khronos Group ships tools bringing Vulkan graphics API to iOS and MacOS

By<p>The Khronos Group has released new open source tools that allows the Vulkan API, a 3D graphics API, to work on iOS and macOS, a move that can make …

Apple

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Telegram chat app to launch its own cryptocurrency

This year looks like it will be the year of the blockchain. It seems like everyone now needs to have their own cryptocurrency, and a number of tech …

How to Crush the Crypto Market, Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Do Whatever You Want the Rest of Your Life

Do you like making money at the push of a button?<p>How about working from home in your underwear? Do you hate corporate meetings worse than the plague? …