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🎧 How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself: The Audiobook

How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself: The Audiobook is out NOW on Amazon, Audible, Spotify, and like 9,743 more platforms.
Matt Hackett can't seem to ever put his stupid phone down.

Want to make games, but hate reading? Do these very words jolt pain into your eyeballs & make life unbearable?? Well, suffer no more!

The How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself audiobook is now available on Spotify, Amazon, Audible (although Amazon owns Audible so that seems weird), and many more. See below!

📺 Watch the video

This is the fastest I've ever conceived, created, & uploaded a video! ⚡️

🎧 Where to buy the audiobook

OK so the audiobook is available on (lemme count real quick) 38 platforms?? Apparently. But let's be honest, there's probably only a handful you've heard of:

Still want more? Well how about chirp, kobo, Libro.fm, hoopla, Everand, & audiobooks.com. Surely one of those, uh I lost the will to finish this sentence.

✍️ Get a signed copy (while supplies last)

Sure you could pick up a paperback copy on Amazon, but for a few more bucks I'll burn 5 or 6 calories & some ink for your pleasure. Have me write whatever you want on your own signed copy:

How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself (signed paperback)
Get yourself a physical copy of How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself, signed by author Matt Hackett.If your shipping destination isn’t listed, please let me know and I’ll look into it!> AND NOW FOR THE MARKETING COPY! Here we goooooooo <Unleash your creativity and bring your game ideas to life with How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself. Written by games industry veteran Matt Hackett, this inspirational and motivational guide takes you through the process of discovering your passion, picking the right game engine, and finding the fun in your unique game.Filled with advice, personal anecdotes, handmade illustrations, and quotes from renowned game developers, this book is the ultimate resource for creative folks looking to make their own video game. It’s a lean, practical guide that gives you the tough love and encouragement you need to ship your game! Let’s get started.> END OF MARKETING COPY phew <That was rough. It’s just Matt again. Hi. So yeah buy this and I’ll sign it and draw a little eyeball hovering over a pyramid (it looks like this). I’ll also write whatever you want as a message in there but I’m not doing drawings anymore because it’s just too time-consuming!Most folks pay more than the asking price, but don’t feel like you gotta do that! I mean the highest anyone’s paid is $50 and if you paid more than that then you’d be the new World Record holder which I guess sounds pretty cool. But you’re already pretty cool. Thanks for your support & interest in my little book! 📙

YouTube almost has shorts figured out, except they embed as HD. Weird.

🎨 Latest Game Dev Comic

You can bet I'm still a weird guy on the Internet who draws comics to entertain and/or educate game developers. Here's my most recent shenanigans:

DO NOT RELEASE ON FRIDAY Something will break (doesn't it always?) Nobody wants to have to work all weekend There are so many other days of the week! Matt Hackett valadria.com
Twitter liked this OK. Not one of my all-time bangers but pretty solid.
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