- Be wary of your fonts. The text style can really determine a lot about a game, e.g. if your making a pixelated game, use a pixelated font. When the text matches the theme, it is quite appealing to the eye. There are plenty of royalty free websites to use, my favorite is openfontlibrary.org.
- Code efficiently. The more minimalistic you write it, the faster it'll run. For example, use some else if statements where you can, or if your using a loop, don't call a function more than it needs to be called.
- Use an appealing color scheme. Remember, a game is also a piece of art, so use something that makes sense. Use the color wheel, mix hot and cold, make sure it looks right. Just because a game works the way you want it to, does not mean its finished.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Useful Tips on Game Dev
As you may have read in my first post, I like to program. Particularly games. Heck, one of these days I might even get on Steam. But what tips do I have for my fellow game developers? I hate to use bullet points again, but I'm kind of at gunpoint here...
Posted by Nick Panagakis at 8:25 PM