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5 tips for selecting video game background music

5 Tips To Select The Best Video Game Music

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

By nature, most game developers are visually oriented. They’ll spend hours designing and discussing artwork, character skins and game effects. Granted, sound effects also get a lot of attention — but when it comes to music, the conversations often grow quiet. Yet background music is a fundamental component to the gaming experience. Not only does great music add tremendously to a game, a …

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how to design 3d games

How to Bring Your Imagination to Life By Developing 3D Games

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

If you’re ready to start designing your first 3D game, this guide will show you how. Learn everything from how to insert and manipulate objects, add some action and even how to name a game that will have players clicking it as soon as they see it. In a 3D game everything pops out into a third dimension. Objects now have height and up-down movement along a third axis – the z-axis. Most 3D games use …

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5 mistakes to avoid in beginner game development

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Designing A Video Game

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

There’s nothing more exciting than coming up with a unique idea for a 2D game, but there are five common mistakes you’ll want to avoid in beginner game development. These mistakes could turn your amazing idea into an unplayable game that no one will want to play, and no one wants that! There are millions of video games out there and when you finally come up with a unique idea for a 2D game, you don’t …

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5 considerations for 2D game design

Top 5 Considerations for 2D Game Design

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

To players, the differences between a decent 2D game and truly remarkable one may often be hard to pin down. However, like anything else that has been created, those aspects are always there by design. To some, they may come with intuition or by chance, but those who consistently craft winning games understand the principles behind great design and use them systematically. When making your 2D …

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how to make a 2d game

7 Steps to Designing a Great 2D Game

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

If you’re ready to start developing your first video game, Buildbox Classic has everything you need to create a 2D game that will keep players coming back for more. For players, 2D games are as popular as they’ve ever been, and they offer several advantages for developers as well. 2D and 3D games differ in a couple of ways. 3D games attempt to recreate a world in three dimensions on a flat …

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How to make a mobile game

How to Make a Mobile Game that Cuts Through the Noise

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

The mobile game market has never been so competitive. Yet, as practically everyone in the world has a smartphone in their hands and time to play, the rewards for coming out with the next killer game have never been so great. Making a game today is very easy, but making a great game takes planning and innovation. Buildbox is the platform behind more Top 100 games than any other no-code game builder …

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How to Record Gameplay

How to Record Great Gameplay Videos Easily

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

Today we’re going to take a look at some of the best free tools that you can use to record video footage of your Buildbox games. We’ll be rounding up some options for both Mac and PC, along with bonus rounds that will guide you on recording from your iOS device too! Microsoft Windows has a few options, and we’re going to take a look at three of the easiest to use: First, make sure the Game Bar is actually enabled. It should be turned on by default, but here’s how to find it. Open the Settings menu by …

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Game Creator Phil Lloyd Shares His Experience Working With Kwalee

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

Are you a game creator considering going the publishing route? One of our long-time Buildbox game creators, Phil Lloyd, recently partnered with Kwalee to publish his upcoming game. Lloyd has been using our software for years, making games like Paint!, Hoop Glide, Swipe Stack!, Castle Force, and Collider! His games on the App Store got the team at Kwalee’s attention and now …

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Why a Prototype Is All You Need to Land a Publishing Deal

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

As a publisher of mobile games, one of the biggest misconceptions we come across at Kwalee is that developers need to have fully-fledged and complete games to even stand a chance of striking a publishing deal. For us and especially within the world of hypercasual, this couldn’t be. It’s something we do with our own internally developed games, so why change the rules for the external developers we work with? Here, we’ll talk …

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What Does It Mean to Get Published?

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

With thousands of apps being released each day on the app store, getting your game noticed can be tough and, for many indie solo developers, a daunting task. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything alone. You can work with a publishing company, like Kwalee, our official publishing partner, to help optimize your game and boost success. Going the publisher route is one of the best ways to gain support and visibility in the …

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