So, as it turns out I am getting very close to finishing my series on 2D game development. I am in the process of writing my last 4 now. When I finish these, I may go back and fine tune some things are add some sections as appendices, but for the most part I am satisfied. I ma beginning to think about what I want to do next. I thought about the Arc Game Engine as my next project, but I think I m going to hold off a while longer and try to use that as my Master’s Thesis. Some other thoughts have been on doing a segment on game AI, or maybe mobile phone game development. I could also do a series on 3D game dev using some modern game engines. At this point, nothing is off of the table.
The only thing I do know for sure is that I am going to take a bit of a break from making anything for a little while. This upcoming semester I will be teaching 6 courses and going to school 4 nights a week for my own education. With grading and a family on top of that, I’m not going to have too much time to dedicate here (which is a shame). On thing is for certain though, I am going to do my best to add updates and answer questions while I’m not directly making tutorials.
Anyway, this was just to serve as a bit of an update. I am curious to know what you guys think I should do next. There really isn’t anything I wouldn’t consider (assuming it is video game or programming related). Maybe I will create a poll and put it up.
That sounds like a good idea.
It’s hard to decide! I think that some more in depth AI tutorials would be great. The only reason I’m more interested in AI than others is that I’m working on a simple 2D top down game using as many different features as possible to practice. I’m having trouble coming up with some form of pathfinding. All I have is a 20×15 maze of squares and I want to calculate a path from one point to another point.
Thats a good idea. Maybe I will do an AI addendum if I don’t do a full series.
Thanks for the amazing amount of work you’ve dedicated to this already, I’m happy to hear you’re planning to add more eventually. To a beginner, like me, it seems like mobile game development would be a great way to apply some of the skills we’ve been taught so far. Since most mobile games seem to be relatively less complex it seems like mobile development would be a great next step. So mobile gaming gets my vote, but I’ll be sure to follow whatever you decide to work on next. Thanks Again, and Happy New Year!
The problem with mobile gaming is that I have to be very platform specific, so I am automatically excluding 2/3 of visitors (assuming 3 major platforms). I would probably do android if I did mobile dev though, as I do not own an iOS device.