How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself

A guide for anyone who wants to make their own video game. Out now on paperback and digital platforms.
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How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself is a guide for anyone who wants to make their own video game. Read this book to learn how to locate the itch you're eager to scratch, how to pick a game engine that will power your vision, how to find the fun in playing your unique game ... and much more.

How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself

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You can make your own video game

You are capable of making a video game all by yourself. The tools and information are out there, but it's overwhelming and easy to get lost on basic questions like:

  • What game do I want to make?
  • What game engine should I use?
  • How do I make this game fun?
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This book will help guide you along the way. I've been making games all by myself for almost 30 years, from hobbyist toys for friends to world-class mobile games for big companies. I poured that experience into this book, distilled and simplified down to a lean, easily consumable format. It contains:

  • 10 chapters
  • 200 pages
  • 27 inspiring quotes
  • 33 hand-drawn illustrations
  • A video game you made

Everything you need to make a video game is at your fingertips right now but it's obscured from you behind a thick layer of indecisiveness and self doubt. How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself guides you through the fearsome labyrinth of game development, all the way to the finish line.

Testimonials

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A tiny package packed with tons of amazing advice and tips

"This book has so much amazing practical advice for aspiring game developers, it's wonderfully illustrated and full of inspiring quotes and advice, would highly recommend for any one looking to get into game development"

-Craig Fisk
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There's Much More to Game Dev than the Tech, So Get This Book

"This is the perfect book for someone just getting into game development -- or maybe they've been in it a while and feel they're flailing more than they should. This book can help you nail down some of those feelings and give you the confidence to keep working on your game."

-Jay Jennings

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