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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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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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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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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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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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I was adding world online highscore to my game Dont you think that is a nice feature? There are not many games with this...
started by coasite 2 days ago
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Pls help me,how do i make a game from scratch?I promised my partner i will help him to make a game.
started by ZaneByZane Studios 11 days ago
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I want to create gay bara games. I'm a programmer in several mainstream languages. Where do I begin to learn to develop...
started by stormybearfla 13 days ago
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Winter 2022 Bite-Sized Tutorial 1 - Intro to Unity Learn how to navigate the Unity interface and basics of how to utiliz...
started by ACM Studio 12 days ago
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Does anyone know a good 16 bit music software i need one for my game in development https://gabrielmartin1991.itch.io/th...
started by Gabriel Martin 13 days ago
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What has been your experience making 3D games in Game Jams? I'm mostly comfortable making 2D games in Game Jams so I tho...
started by scottnm 14 days ago
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hi i have no experience in program and want to start ,makeing games in game maker 2. and i need a book to learn GML . wh...
started by ziv gantz 57 days ago
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hello, I wanted to ask about how everyone goes about generating concepts and ideas for games. I just finished my 3 year...
started by Sugarbeetles 17 days ago
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I have a Unity application built and running on windows. In the Itch.io upload it looks like it takes files, but Unity w...
started by Restless Swords 25 days ago
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Just as the title says, I tried looking for free SFX images to incorporate into my game (like sword slashes) but couldn'...
started by noor-fernandez 20 days ago
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Hey, My name is Dan, I can't lie, I'm 22 and I'm really lonely - I've wanted to create games since I can remember, but I...
started by danranty 28 days ago
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it appears when browsing games available on ITCH that there are some iPhone games. if someone buys one, how do they inst...
started by Restless Swords 21 days ago
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Does Itch.io have any rules around saving data in a player's browser? I'm making an HTML5 game and I want to save the us...
started by ChicoHaze 23 days ago
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A video explaining the title a lot better
started by Dyrango 24 days ago
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Hello! I've been wanting to make a game myself but one that incorporates puzzle rpg elements with a visual novel too. Th...
started by sunnyskiesdesign 24 days ago
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Hi fellow developers, Today I want to share with you my tips for community management, please note that I am by no means...
started by 16bitnights 27 days ago
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Is there a way to actually make games on here? Or would I have to make it elsewhere and upload it here. (Also, what do y...
started by barleystuff 53 days ago
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Hi all, I am the author (or one of the authors) of game assets that can be found under the name Playniax on itch.io and...
started by Playniax 51 days ago
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Hello Itch, I make pixel art illustrations and I was wondering what asset packs do you look for and what do you look for...
started by yanin 47 days ago
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Hey. I was wondering if People have good experience with them. I am planning on putting another game on those websites b...
started by RetroDries 50 days ago
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