Author: natalia

Show and Tell Feb. 23

This week’s show and tell we’ll be looking at Lua and the LÖVE game engine. I will show a small puzzle game made with LÖVE (pun intended). The zoom meeting will be HERE at 1pm on Tuesday. Or you can join with meeting ID: 829 7708 3019 and password: 982778.

Git Good

If you’re looking to get serious about coding and make more projects, you’ll need to learn git to avoid a lot of headaches. Git is a version control software that tracks your changes and lets you revert to past versions if needed. HERE is a great guide to learn git. GitHub is where you can…
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Let Lua Take You to the Moon

Lua is a programming language used for some game engines and is great to learn. Lua is very similar to python and javascript and is easy for beginners to learn. HERE is a quick guide to get started with Lua.

Making Games with LÖVE

The LÖVE game engine is a small, open-source game engine for making 2D games. LÖVE uses Lua code for its scripts and it easy and quick to learn. LÖVE is a good engine for prototyping or just playing around making small games. LÖVE’s website is HERE, where you can download the engine and see some…
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Where to Find Free Game Assets

Game development requires a myriad of skills from making art to programming, and you may not want to spend all of your time making hundreds of sprites before even coding anything. Here are some websites where you can find some free game assets that you can just download and stick into your game. has…
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Free and Open-Source Games to Play

With game prices ever climbing, you might want to check out some other sources of games that are all free. You may have to dig a bit to find some hidden gems, but that’s part of the experience. is a great source for some free or cheap indie games. Many of the games are…
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Sandbox Show and Tell Jan. 26

For this week’s show and tell, we’ll be taking a look at the Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine is a game engine similar to Unity and has some great free assets and tutorials included with the engine. Join the zoom meeting HERE at 1pm on Tuesday, January 26th. Or with meeting ID: 829 7708 3019 and…
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Making Terrain in Unity and Unreal

Both Unity and Unreal engines have tools for you to make large, spanning landscapes for games or just for rendering a scene. Both engines have landscape tools such as sculpting, texture painting, and foliage painting to help create a detailed, alive landscape. A tutorial for terrain creation in Unity can be found HERE. A similar…
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Control Your PC Gaming

Since finals have ended and we have an extended winter break, its time to take a break from work and have some fun playing video games. If you want to do some PC gaming, but don’t want to use a keyboard, you can grab a controller from another console and use it to play on…
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Getting Started with Unreal Engine

Besides Unity, another free game engine is the Unreal Engine by Epic. Unreal is an engine used my many indie and professional game studios. The Concordia Udemy site has a great course that takes you through Unreal and the language used for it, C++. You can find the course HERE.