Archive for Vol. 69

The Importance of Doing What No One Is Asking You To Do

Jan 1, 2015

“Life is one beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. Do what you love.” -Dwayne H., paraphrased Little Miss Sunshine (2006) The world demands certain things of us. The workplace, school, family, and friends place pressures on us to do this or… Read more »

If You Want to Make Games Competitively, Train to Compete

Dec 30, 2014

Making a videogame can be playful. Making a videogame can be hard work. There are times and places for both. Often here at HobbyGameDev I focus on videogame making as a playful activity. Making a videogame can be a game in itself, a carefree way to fill time alone or with friends. I started Gamkedo… Read more »

How Facebook Posts an HTML5/JS Game URL

Dec 27, 2014

You know how when you post a URL on Facebook to share it the post sometimes auto-fills in some stuff about that link? Well what if it’s a direct link to an HTML5/JavaScript game that you wrote – how can you have full creative control over what will get auto-filled in when people post a… Read more »

How to Get Out of a Rut

Dec 25, 2014

So maybe you’re not yet making videogames, but you want to be. Or maybe you haven’t found a way to change your situation to give you a bit more flexibility and time for doing so. Or – since this video entry is about more than just game development – maybe you’re not taking the next… Read more »

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