It all began with a premise-make a game based on an abstract, like love, hate, or honor. This group of 10 students took to the task, and learned a lot in the process. Read on for a window into the development process of a student game.
You need experience to get a job, and you need a job to get experience. This catch-22 happens in all industries, but it's even more difficult to conquer in a competitive industry like game development, which attracts some of the brightest and most technically savvy people on the planet. Luckily, a few do-it-yourselfers in the game industry know how it can be done.
It used to be that only high-powered coders could make their own games by themselves. But these days, a host of accessible tools make it easier for anyone with the time, dedication, and creativity to become a proper game developer. We go in-depth with four of these low-priced engines, and show their ups and downs.
Want a little advice about getting that first job in your chosen discipline? How about some tips about how to use your time once you get it? Here, five industry professionals share some of the secrets to their success, in handy bullet-pointed lists.