How To Make Games

How To Make Games

Over the last month or so several new series have started on YouTube about “how to make games.” This is a evergreen subject for me. I love seeing the variety of ways that people tackle making games.

Extra Credits tackles the subject at a very high level (to start with):

Tom Francis (dev behind Gunpoint) walks you through his tool of choice, GameMaker:

Casey Muratori has embarked on an epic quest to document building a full game from scratch, 1 hour per day: Handmade Hero. The trailer itself is a thing of beauty that brings tears to my eyes:

He really starts at the basics, including a bunch of low-level Windows platform stuff and compiling C++ source with batch files… like an animal. But it’s fascinating all the same: