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Thursday, 25 October 2018

New dev stream

I'm starting a new games development live stream on Twitch. The idea behind it is to make some retro styled 2d games using Game Maker Studio 2 and use ideas and concepts that I think would be easy for someone new to development to follow along with and learn how to make arcade games of a style similar to 1980's arcade machines and consoles.

My aim is to create the games in as simple a way as possible, using very simple code that isn't too complicated for beginners, and stream the process as I work through the games. This will include problem solving, tracking down tricky bugs, play testing and the highs and lows of working through creating a game.

A lot of the games development tutorial videos on places like YouTube tend to be quite scripted and the developer has everything laid out before hand so you rarely see them making any mistakes or having to deal with bugs. This, I think, gives newcomers a wrong impression that games development always goes smoothly, and when they start running into problems it can be quite a struggle to stay motivated. So, I thought I'd make my own live stream where you can watch the whole process of making a game and see how I encounter problems and find solutions to them, and upload the videos to YouTube so people can follow along like a series.

I'll be live most week days between 1pm and 3pm.

If you want to check it out, you can find it on Twitch at