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Making Games as a Solo Indie Dev

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Can you really make hit games as a solo indie dev? Absolutely! Many of the top games are made by just one person, especially in the Indie scene. So today, we’re going to discuss what it takes to make games as a solo indie dev successfully. And we’ll also reveal some of the top tips to follow when making games as …

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Stack Smash

Buildbox Game Spotlight: Stack Smash

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Each week we highlight a new must-play game built using our software. Every ‘spotlight’ pick is either a game that’s crushing it on the charts or a title with a cool theme or gameplay concept that’s worth taking notice. This week’s game spotlight is Sam Hardy’s Stack Smash. Stack Smash is a hyper-casual style arcade puzzler that’s similar to …

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Game Dev 101 How to Finish a Game

Game Dev 101: How to Finish Your Game

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Do you have trouble finishing things? In today’s Game Dev 101 crash course, you’ll learn the best strategies to help you stay on track during development and finish your game. For many game developers, finishing their game is the hardest part of the development process. It’s easy when you’re new to making games to …

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Must-Read Game Design Books

10 Must-Read Game Design Books

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If you want to become a better game designer, you have to study game design. There are tons of books available on the topic. So today, we’ve put together a list of some of the best game design books to help you gain more knowledge and improve your skills. These ten must-read books cover a variety of design concepts, from …

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Adding Polish to Games

Game Dev 101: Adding Polish to Games

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What does it mean to polish a game? To polish a game is to add those final touches or improvements to ensure your game is as aesthetically pleasing and error-free as possible. Although considered to be the last step in the game development process, it’s one of the most important. Adding polish is the secret to making better games. When you polish a game …

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