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Game Developers Like You (Text Interviews): Call for Participants

Mar 5, 2015

This month marks 6 full years of HobbyGameDev.com, and to mark the occasion I’m trying something a bit different: open call for developer interviews! Advice, games, and perspectives from developers at a variety of experience levels will be this month’s entries. The advice, games, and perspectives shared on the blog this month can be yours!… Read more »

Is All HobbyGameDev Content Rated G/PG? (Or: Can I Safely Share This Blog With Kids?)

Sep 12, 2011

Q: I’m interested in sharing your blog with my son, but I’m wondering if it is age appropriate. I haven’t seen any issues, but if you could give me a heads up I would appreciate it. A: In general, I make an effort to keep all content on this blog youth-friendly. Since opinions vary about… Read more »

The Sky is Not Falling: Common Industry Concerns

Feb 28, 2010

Q: I think there are a thousand problems with the business of making videogames, and I want to do whatever I can to fix some of them, and in the process, make life easier for creative people like yourself… A: Developers would certainly appreciate some more idealists on the publisher’s end. You’re right that there… Read more »

Free E-Book on Game Development Using Python

Feb 27, 2010

Q: I wrote a book called “Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python” and put it on the web for free under a Creative Commons license at http://inventwithpython.com. I wanted to write a book that young adults could read and immediately start making small games while learning programming. The book is project-centric and each chapter… Read more »

Student Seeking Job

Feb 27, 2010

Q: I’m a game design student. What can I do to help my chances of landing a job? A: One of the things that can help set you apart from other students with similar credentials is to finish hobby games on the side, outside of what’s required by classes. There are a lot of students… Read more »

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