Thinking of Doing 100 Days Of Code? How About One Game A Month?

A popular challenge that beginner programmers participate in is called 100 Days of Code. Although I never participated in it myself, I see countless tweets with screenshots and progress reports of people sharing bits of apps they made. 100 Days of Code is a great way to keep people in the programmer mindset. It gets […]

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Being a programmer vs a game developer. How much money is passion worth?

A week or so ago there was a thread on Twitter that caught my eye. It was a tweet asking people what they would pick: a job making 50K per year that they love or a job making 100K that they hate? Working for money versus passion is often the central question many people face […]

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Pitfalls in Working with a Game Publisher

There are thousands of indie game developers all over the world who make games. But, only a fraction of those developers have any experience working with a game publisher. I was one of those developers when I saw an opportunity to work for a start up that published educational games. I submitted my game portfolio […]

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Which MOOC has the best game development courses?

Last week I wrote a post about why I don’t think that a game development degree is worth it. However, that does not mean I don’t believe there are good educational materials out there online. About two years ago I enrolled in a Game Development Specialization on Coursera offered by Michigan State University. At the […]

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