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Whether it's game engines, new algorithms, designing the perfect mechanic, working with a team, marketing, creating sounds, or coming up with a captivating story, anything about game development goes. Share tips and techniques, or find insights posted from other members of the community.

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Thought it might be fun to have a thread where everyone could share their favorite tools for making games. I'm gonna use...
started by flankstaek Dec 02, 2015 Last page
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I see a lot of devs using a mix of these techniques to distribute early builds of their games/tools: .zip or installer i...
started by Amos Jan 10, 2016
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Since itch.io is full of very interesting personal games, I thought it would be the best place to post something like th...
started by Vaida Dec 04, 2015
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Since many people on itch.io used animated cover images I figure we should have a thread with some GIF creating resource...
started by leafo Dec 28, 2015 Last page
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After having a blast making the personal games resource list , I decided to compile a list of games, articles and other...
started by Vaida Dec 15, 2015
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Can Unreal Engine games be made playable on the web?I want to publish my game on the web. Unreal 5.2. HELP PLEASE
started by caliskangiga 2 days ago
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Hello! I recently gave a short talk about prototyping, and I thought I'd turn it into a blog post so everyone gets acces...
started by HYPLAY 2 days ago
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Long story short - How do I rotate the first person camera and character if gravity changes? I've gotten it so that the...
started by shenanigans303 3 days ago
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help me how to make weightless stones in Unity! I need the objects to stand still and then when they are stepped on they...
started by Kamronus 15 days ago
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i have programming suite to making dosbox games , for dosbox-x (newer windows dosbox runing good v dosbox-x) it is for f...
started by JIVA 14 days ago
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Hi! I have made my own games on itch io but they are not that popular. Do yo have any tips for promoting and marketing m...
started by TheCatGameCompany 19 days ago
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Hi folks, I am writing a case study regarding our trailer debut in hopes that it will help some of you in your game deve...
started by 16bitnights 34 days ago
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Hi Everyone, I am Medhansh a high schooler. I've been into programming since i was 10 years old and now, I wanna get int...
started by Medhansh69 29 days ago
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**HELLO I AM TRYING TO MAKE A GACHA MOD HOW TO MAKE IT? TY
started by CuteCupcxkec Jan 10, 2023 Last page
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Hello, I am a software engineer in the last semester of my college, and I am doing some research on accessibility in gam...
started by marcelojrs 82 days ago
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Hey whats up guys, I decided that im going to start my journey in game dev after watching a few videos about it recently...
started by azamsauce 37 days ago
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I wrote this yesterday as a postmortem to my 20 year career of indie game development. I've been wanting to write a gene...
started by Dylan Cassidy 76 days ago
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Hi, I'm developing a roguelike game, that will have lots of 2D graphics. They are pngs that are not too heavy, but as th...
started by Louis Dubois 38 days ago
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RustPixel is a 2D game engine written in the Rust language, supporting both text and graphical rendering modes. The text...
started by zipxing 37 days ago
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I have some little tips on improving games. Keep in mind that I'm not really a solid 10/10 game designer myself, so if y...
started by TheMetalCarrotDev 38 days ago
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Is Ren'Py pretty much the best visual novel engine, or are there others that are just as competitive? If my question is...
started by TheMetalCarrotDev 44 days ago
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Hello everyone! I stopped working at my game bcuz I feel lost and I need some guidance or having tips. My plan is to cre...
started by Titanwork Jan 11, 2021
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Hello there! As the title suggests, I'm trying to get the clipboard content in an online game on itch.io. If I try to do...
started by doppelgangerregnagleppod Aug 11, 2022
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I started a blog called True Launch Innovators where I hope to focus on the stories of indie game devs and offer tips an...
started by ksibert 47 days ago
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Voxy is a voxel art tool in Unreal Engine, it has been under development for 2 years and now it close to be released, so...
started by kenculate 62 days ago
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