Items tagged with: gamedev
Fellow game devs, how do you handle user accounts (auth + data) for your games?
Asking because I'm working on a bespoke solution, but want to have a Steam release in the future. I don't want my game requiring users to use Steam (or make any accounts if they so choose) to play my game, but I want to provide them with the best experience, through whatever platform they use (or not).
- I use a Steam integration and it handles all of it (40%, 2 votes)
- I use a bespoke solution (0%, 0 votes)
- I use a bespoke solution with optional Steam login (40%, 2 votes)
- Something else (please reply and share details!) (20%, 1 vote)
ControllerImage provides easy on-screen prompts for game developers https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/12/controllerimage-provides-easy-on-screen-prompts-for-game-developers/
Question to open-source developers: what do you do about your software's brand?
Do you register it as trademark to have recourse against someone hijacking your project's audience?
Or just hope everybody's gonna be nice?
- I have never thought about this (69%, 45 votes)
- I registered my brand in my country (3%, 2 votes)
- I've registered my brand internationally (1%, 1 vote)
- I have decided to not register my brand (26%, 17 votes)
GameMaker now free for non-commercial use, one-time fee for indie devs https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/11/gamemaker-now-free-for-non-commercial-use-one-time-fee-for-indie-devs/
#Minetest Game Jam is back for 2023!
From December 1st to December 21st, make a Minetest game from scratch following a theme.
3 weeks, 3 winners, $300 in prizes. What will you make?
The theme will be announced December 1st, so stay tuned
All information about the jam is at https://jam.minetest.net/
Mega Crit (Slay the Spire) and Null Games now funding Godot Engine https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/11/mega-crit-slay-the-spire-and-null-games-now-funding-godot-engine/
I'm testing a Steam devcomp which has a Linux depot and a Windows depot, but weirdly, my Steam Deck would download the Windows depot by default.
I asked Steam about this, and they said that only Steam Verified games would download the Linux build by default.
Now you know 😀
Unity update their terms to clarify new terms aren't forced on game devs (who don't update to newer Unity versions) https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/11/unity-update-their-terms-to-clarify-new-terms-arent-forced-on-game-devs/
I've been making more use of GDQuest's emacs package this last week and... wow, #GameDev is suddenly a much more pleasant experience. Being able to use tools I'm comfortable with and just open Godot to edit levels or run the game is quite nice.
Today we have the Executive Director of the @godotengine foundation Emilio Coppola on the show to talk about the state of Godot, where things like the asset store are going and of course the Unity drama #Gaming #Gamedev #godot #godotengine
Puny Human closing after a client 'refused previously agreed-upon payments' https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/10/puny-human-closing-after-a-client-refused-previously-agreed-upon-payments/
I released my Narrat Jam 2 game yesterday ✨ I made a lazy post about it at 2am but I was sleepy and it wasn't great, so here's more info.
🍂 A walk through the forest 🍂
This is a game where you walk through a forest, looking at pictures and identifying plants.
It is not at all a game about random ramblings of my brain
It's meant to be a chill reflective experience that hopefully will fill your brain with thoughts.
Game link: https://lianana.itch.io/forest-walk
Submitted for the Narrat Jam 2: https://itch.io/jam/narrat-jam-2/rate/2184947
Unity nuked their Terms of Service on GitHub as 'views were so low' https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/09/unity-nuked-their-terms-of-service-on-github-as-views-were-so-low/
MonoGame plan to create a non-profit foundation to support development https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/09/monogame-plan-to-create-a-non-profit-foundation-to-support-development/
Unity apologises for the new runtime fee, say they will make changes https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/09/unity-apologises-for-the-new-runtime-fee-say-they-will-make-changes/
Don't miss that Humble also have an Unreal Engine bundle too: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/game-programming-with-c-unreal-packt-books?partner=gamingonlinux (partner link)
Go learn some Godot Engine with Humble Bundle, great timing! https://www.humblebundle.com/software/everything-you-need-to-know-about-godot-4-encore-software?partner=gamingonlinux (partner link)