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Daily Discussion Thread & Sub Rules - October 2017 (New to /r/gamedev? Start here)

# What is this thread? A place for /r/gamedev redditors to politely discuss random gamedev topics, share what they did for the day, ask a qu...

26 points, 216 comments

Screenshot Saturday #351 - Beautiful Colors

Share your progress since last time in a form of screenshots, animations and videos. Tell us all about your project and make us interested! ...

16 points, 53 comments

My professor demotivated my dream in 5 minutes

Hi y'all. I'm a 17 year-old Game Development student. We had this project where you can create whatever game you want as long as you applied...

587 points, 385 comments

A gamedev learning resource compendium

Hi r/Gamedev, a few weeks back a friend and I gathered some learning resources about game development in what I call the gamedev compendium ...

20 points, 4 comments

What should I do if a contractor showcases assets when asked not to?

Basically, I've hired two contractors to help create some assets for the latest project I'm working on (both times, they were art related) O...

3 points, 3 comments

Converting from an arbitrary speed to another speed

I'm making a game where the enemy speed can go from 1 to 100. * Speed 2 is twice as fast as speed 1. * Speed 100 is twice as fast as spee...

3 points, 3 comments

Is it fair for a job interviewer to ask me to do work as part of the interview process?

I'm applying for a game dev teaching job and the interviewer asked me to do this: Congratulations on making it to this part of the inte...

2 points, 24 comments

Why doesn't Battlefront 2(2017) have ship boarding,galactic conquest, or the ability to manually get in vehicles?

An educated guess would be fine, especially since you guys have industry experience.I ask this because I am getting tired of people complain...

4 points, 11 comments

VR Developers: Do you get a chafed/dry forehead?

Hey folks, Weird problem. I've been working a lot in VR dev lately and with the change to dryer weather I noticed that my forehead is start...

1 points, 0 comments

I drive over 2 hours a day - Any good gamedev related podcasts or other audio?

Hey guys, I'm looking to make this the year I really push into becoming a game dev. For my job, I drive a minimum of 2 hours a day and wou...

61 points, 36 comments

Do you think the loot crates in Battlefront 2 are exploitive?

I ask this because the only way to get new guns and abilities that make you more powerful is by opening loot crates.In other shooters you ge...

3 points, 3 comments

So how are the models in WoW created?

Usually most of the character models nowadays is created my scultping and retopology, but wow new models have this weird mix of being high c...

15 points, 25 comments

Creating 3D Stations with 2D Sprites in Tiled

I'm a solo indie developer working on a space game. I wrote an article about how I'm creating large, unique "3D" stations with 2D sprites in...

15 points, 5 comments

For Strategy Games is PvP or PvE better?

Some questions I've been thinking about in regards to Strategy based games I was hoping to get some input on. Strategy games in this context...

3 points, 6 comments

Laws regarding credits?

so basically the question is: Who can you put in the credits, who do you have to put in the credits and who should you put in the credits. ...

1 points, 2 comments

Autodesk killed Scaleform support last summer

http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/66202/autodesk-kills-off-game-middleware-products/ This is kind of old news, but it's worth discussing in m...

7 points, 4 comments

I want to make a co-op FPS game. I need some guidance.

In the next year or so I will have a lot of spare time. I'd like to try and make a co-op FPS game. I've been web programmer for 15 years or ...

0 points, 9 comments

Best Practices For Playtesting Your Games

I made a video about some best practices I've developed for playtesting my games: https://youtu.be/5FxjWvglnhk Would love to hear feedback ...

3 points, 0 comments

Gears of War 4 supports DX12 (D3D12) but Unreal Engine 4 doesn't yet? How is that possible?

Hey I'm just confused about something, How does Gears of War 4 support DX12 (D3D12) when the engine it's built on (Unreal Engine 4) doesn't...

4 points, 19 comments

Concept for vision cone in a 2D top down game? (Libgdx OR SDL 2.0)

*Concept for a fog of war mask for the player Hi guys, I'm working on a new project and decided that I want to try implementing limited vis...

2 points, 11 comments