Hello, I’d like to share a video I think will be helpful to anyone starting out in game development & one that has made me reconsider my projects.
If you’ve never heard of Extra Credits & want to do anything with games, I highly recommend watching their stuff. They have about 100 videos on the subject, plus they’ve done some videos on history & video game music remixes. Seem to be a cool team.
I was hoping the video would talk about the common basic structures of games, but instead it served as a practical reminder of what I should have done. Given how well my projects have gone since Polytech, I need to go for smaller, simpler, projects. This probably means I’ll drop the projects I said I would return to… ugh.
I hate sharing an idea only to drop it. I’ve already done this before with a Warcraft 3 map, & I hate thinking about doing it again with the other projects I’ve already made pages for. I haven’t deleted them but I did change the sidebar to make them not as prominent as they were before. You can still find them in the projects page along with a project checklist I drafted up. I’d like to think that I can return to them at a later time.
As for what projects I will do, I’ll start off with tutorials so that I actually know how to use Unity & RPG Maker (I have followed tutorials for these before but I think it’s worth having a refresher). After that, I’m thinking about redoing some of the game assignments I did for Polytech (stuff like Space Invaders & Frogger) but in Unity, so I’ll probably be doing my own versions of arcade games for a while. With RPG Maker, probably a short basic hack’n slash & a short basic puzzle adventure. I’ll also probably do the odd game mod from time to time.
Basically just trying to get myself back on track with making games; properly this time.