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The story of N++, a ninja game 10 years in the making

During her first few weeks at the University of Toronto, Mare Sheppard had no idea what she was doing. She enrolled in computer science, and while she loved problem solving and had dabbled in programming, her high school hadn't offered classes on the subject, so she had little prior experience. She …

155M Americans play video games, and 80% of households own a gaming device

We are a country of gamers.<p>New research from the Entertainment Software Association says that 155 million Americans play video games and that four-out-of-five households own a gaming device of some sort. Every year, the ESA compiles a report on the state of the game industry, sharing data on the …

The Strange Evolution of OpenGL Part 3

So last time I described how OpenGL used to work in the pre-graphics card stone age. Those were simpler, clearer days. Yes, they were also slow as …

How A Small Studio's Chance At The Big Time Died At Microsoft's Doorstep

One week in early February, three top employees from the independent game studio Darkside Games flew to Redmond, Washington for a secret meeting with …

How Much Money Can Indie Games Make, Part I

How much money is in <b>Indie Games</b>?<p>This is definitely a <b>popular</b> question. Here are two typical emails that I have modified and paraphrased a little to …

10 Questions About Hobby Indie Game Development

So the source of this post was a question on Facebook that read as follows:<p><i>I wonder if there is anyone who would be willing to let my son interview</i> …

EFF Seeks DMCA Exemption to Preserve Abandoned Games

While video gaming used to be a strictly offline affair, in the current market many titles require continued access to custom online resources in …

Big Game Studios Are Killing the Video Game Industry

Advertisement<p>The big names in gaming—like EA, Square, Valve, Blizzard, and Ubisoft—have a big problem. They’ve become part of the corporate culture …

Another Revolutionary 3D Printer: The Unibody Tiko Costs Just $179!

By going with a unibody and a delta mechanism, the developers have been able to maintain accuracy while greatly reducing cost<p>When we think of FDM 3D …

What You Don't Know About Calculating Percentage Margins in CSS

Most web designers think they know CSS pretty well. After all, there isn’t that much to it — a few selector types, a few dozen properties, and some …

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Coding vs. Programming -- Battle of the Terms!

With the recent rise in computer science classes across all grades, we're starting to grow our personal vocabularies in ways that make the average person uncomfortable. To complicate matters, many of these "new" words seem to have such intimidating histories that we don't take the time to properly …

Why learning other languages makes you a better developer?

<b>Learning a new language is an awesome adventure.</b> I‘m always keen on trying something new — from learning a new syntax, through getting to know a …