Game Making Programs

If you read my last post on how to begin making computer games, you know that you have to understand the basics of programming in order to really be able to make your own games.  If you are absolutely adamant on using pure C++ to make games, go ahead and use DirectX.  I started trying to learn it and found out that while it can be fairly flexible and powerful since it lets you work with graphics hardware at a very low level, it requires a large time commitment and understanding at that low level.  It was difficult to do even the basics without having to memorize many functions with really long names.  Unless you really like low level code and don’t mind memorizing long function names, it can be a really great thing to know.  Knowing DirectX will surely be helpful if you’re looking to get a job in the video game industry. Continue reading

Browser Games are the Future

Playing games online inside your browser has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment today.  Some may consider browser games to be “casual” games.  But today’s browser games are exceptionally more advanced than the simple flash games of yesteryear.  Today, stunning 3D graphics in browser games is becoming commonplace.  Powerful middleware like Unity are making it even easier to make advanced games with appealing graphics playable inside your browser and also raising the quality bar for online games.  Here is a video of a demo made with Unity:

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