What is blockchain, and how can it be used in video game development today?

What is blockchain, and how can it be used in video game development today?

Bitcoin, Ethereum, the blockchain, all words you have probably heard thrown around with some regularity over the past few months. But what is it? And more importantly, how does it apply to you? Today we will be going over a short synopsis of what it is, and how you can make use of it. (more…)...
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Should you bother with making your own game engine or graphics library? Just Ask Kalvin.

Should you bother with making your own game engine or graphics library? Just Ask Kalvin.

Many people have thought about making their own library or engine whether it be for game development, graphics, or some other personal project. Should you do it? Should you find pre-existing tools? Wondering these same questions myself, I asked Kalvin, a software engineer with some experience on developing personal tools, to do a quick interview on his experience making personal libraries and engines. He is currently working on his own Graphics Library, which has been in active development for the last couple months. So, without further ado, here we go! (more…)...
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JS Collision detection Cheat Sheets! learn AABB Box, Circle, and Point detection.

One of the biggest problems I have had when making a game is collision detection. I know most engines these days support is, but what if you are using a graphics engine? Or no engine at all? It can be near impossible to find all the algorithms to test every collision you might need! That is why, I have patched together all the functions I use on a regular basis to create a cheat sheet of sorts to help other people find the resources they need. (more…)...
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