Games 101

2008-09-09 03:18:30 by Con-Artists

I've been getting one or two PM's a day from people pretty consistantly for about a year now asking me:

"How do I make games?"

It was frustrating me that I didn't really have an answer to that other than, "learn stuff". So I've decided that because of how much love the community has given me with my first two Flash games, that I'd give a little bit of love back.

Over on the Armor Games Blog, I've started what will be a series of posts on game design and construction called Games 101. It'll eventually go over everything that I've learned over the years from planning games, to programming, design and illustration, animation, sound work, the lot.

This won't be a series for those who know how to make games, it's for people who are really looking at just getting into it.

The first installment covers where I got started: Modifying Games. So head over and have a look.

Games 101 - Armor Blog


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ClovernorisClovernoris

2008-09-09 21:48:23

sweet!


Lucio1995Lucio1995

2008-09-11 16:51:02

The Last Stand 3. When is coming out? :P


UberhuberUberhuber

2008-09-11 21:48:24

What lucio said.


InsaneBrutalityInsaneBrutality

2008-09-16 13:24:47

Never really thought about the Last stand having the same basic concept as space invaders.


keatnisherkeatnisher

2008-09-17 22:29:01

sep 9th again eh?

anyway awesome, i know how that would feel...


keatnisherkeatnisher

2008-09-17 22:38:51

read (red) it: and that is very simple the way you explained it yet, i have questions.

how did u modify game with just a paper and pencil, at least the video games i can understand if u did multi-player and added rules (very easy)but that isn't much modifying, i was thinking more of editing i guess, like changing the game almost completely, re-programing the whole system, and ultimately modifying the game.

What will the next one be about? More advanced explaining, or a whole new idea about how to make games, if there will be a second.

Besides experience and time how did you overall get the idea and structure for the guide?

P.S. it might sound like i used a bunch of fancy words, but it really isn't


LittleluckylinkLittleluckylink

2008-09-18 00:07:33

Seems more like all of your PM's would be about TLS: 3.


Impulse203Impulse203

2008-09-18 08:38:07

cant wait for left 4 dead huh? :3


Lucio1995Lucio1995

2008-09-23 16:03:48

You made a new game on Armorgames.com
You´re going to release it on Newgrounds?

Here it is :P :

http://armorgames.com/play/2267/warfa re-1917


TivaelydocTivaelydoc

2008-09-23 20:11:00

Why did you make Warfare 1917? That was absolutely a horrible game. I hope you don't plan on uploading it here. It needs a lot of work. I honestly thought it was a different person who uploaded it but just used your name.


Lucio1995Lucio1995

2008-09-24 13:54:12

I liked it, it doesn´t seems bad for me... the only flaw is the tanks, they seem strange...


ThracianThracian

2008-09-29 02:45:45

Warfare 1917 is actually very good, hope you'll upload it here. I completed all the missions with the Germans.


AlbinoTitanAlbinoTitan

2008-09-29 20:00:41

Hey.

Can you get Warfare 1917 onto Newgrounds? That game was SICK.


AlbinoTitanAlbinoTitan

2008-09-29 20:01:06

Ooh. Looks like I was beaten to it.


evil-marshmallowevil-marshmallow

2008-10-03 16:03:37

You faved your own game. Sneaky.