Game Development Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for professional and independent game developers

Most popular questions

418 How can I effectively manage a hobby game project? 2010-07-14T19:41:10.160

318 Where can I find free sprites and images? 2010-07-14T19:21:07.323

300 What are good games to "earn your wings" with? 2010-07-21T13:28:03.720

281 How can I find an optimum set of colors for 10 players? 2012-12-29T22:25:30.880

265 Game development Blogs 2010-08-25T19:10:41.297

252 When should I use a fixed or variable time step? 2010-07-26T11:36:03.070

218 How to prevent the "Too awesome to use" syndrome 2013-05-15T15:06:26.683

199 How can I store game metadata in a .png file? 2014-04-01T00:37:11.577

192 How does a single non-artistic programmer make a game? 2011-05-16T03:40:14.480

181 How do you prevent inflation in a virtual economy? 2010-07-22T03:56:38.367

170 How was collision detection handled in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past? 2011-02-09T15:20:09.550

168 What is the role of "systems" in a component-based entity architecture? 2012-07-01T17:17:55.003

162 Why is it so bad to optimize too early? 2017-05-21T23:04:17.200

160 What math should all game programmers know? 2010-08-02T19:04:56.157

153 What things should an indie game developer never do? 2010-07-19T15:16:14.317

152 Why are MVC & TDD not employed more in game architecture? 2010-09-01T00:47:19.873

152 How do I get players to say "no" when they are afraid of missing out on sidequests or XP? 2017-10-01T17:44:11.830

147 Must read game development books 2010-07-22T20:17:41.460

143 What is the point of a borderless fullscreen window? 2017-01-26T03:15:15.407

138 STL for games, yea or nay? 2010-07-14T21:55:24.630

137 What is Vulkan and how does it differ from OpenGL? 2015-03-03T20:54:07.653

135 How closely can a game legally resemble another? 2010-07-27T05:31:20.707

133 How can I create borders in an open-world game that don't feel artificial? 2015-12-02T01:40:08.993

130 What are "affordances" in game design? 2016-08-18T14:34:18.553

127 How should I write a main game loop? 2010-07-16T23:18:28.097

126 How to avoid players getting lost in and/or bored by the meta game? 2016-08-23T11:50:06.500

125 Where can I find free music for my game? 2010-07-14T19:19:08.450

125 What are some programming design patterns that are useful in game development? 2010-09-29T12:37:51.513

124 Where can I find free sounds for my game? 2010-07-14T19:17:15.397

120 How do you generate tileable Perlin noise? 2012-02-10T02:58:49.573

120 Has piracy ever resulted in a developer getting shut down? 2013-04-30T08:52:15.537

119 Is it unethical to make a game AI that is secretly non-competitive? 2017-10-19T12:36:36.970

115 How does entity communication work? 2010-07-22T07:01:07.500

113 Why is it so expensive to develop an MMO? 2010-07-14T19:41:52.437

113 How to develop RPG Damage Formulas? 2011-06-29T19:41:56.677

111 How do I get started making Android games? 2010-08-31T12:47:02.983

108 How to deal with "Scrooge McDucks" in my fixed-currency-amount game? 2018-08-03T21:35:12.327

106 What makes a computer opponent feel alive? 2011-08-29T18:24:07.300

104 Good resources for learning about game architecture? 2010-07-15T14:59:15.013

104 Version control for game development - issues and solutions? 2010-07-15T17:36:06.083

103 How can I create a 'flaming' effect like in Ocarina of Time's title screen? 2017-10-25T15:40:42.060

103 What are the advantages of putting cheat codes into a game? 2017-11-08T13:09:09.993

101 What is actually moving in an endless runner? 2017-12-04T16:05:41.577

100 How can I simulate a bad internet connection for testing purposes? 2013-08-30T08:31:06.257

99 What are some good podcasts for game developers to listen to? 2010-07-15T17:37:22.617

98 Why are games built on cross-platform engines sometimes exclusive to Windows? 2017-07-09T14:26:23.803

97 How can I create a "see behind walls" effect? 2018-01-04T17:45:07.600

96 What data-type should I use for in-game currency? 2012-12-21T13:42:41.147

92 How should a one-man team do game audio? 2012-01-17T09:25:01.140

92 How to deal with (bad?) player suggestions 2013-04-04T20:29:39.980

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