About Derek Banas

Once a day I post a link to an original video & tutorial on communication, web development, dieting, marketing, hypnosis, etc. For Free!

I used to work for Apple and Morgan Stanley. My ultimate goal is to help unemployed people easily add to their skill set so they can get a job for free.

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How to Make Video Games 15

In this part of my tutorial on how to make a Super Mario Clone we cover a ton of topics! We cover how to Fix Collision Errors, Fix Scene Errors, AnimationCurve, Moving the UI with the Camera, Block Collisions, Reacting to Collisions from 1 Direction, Exploding Brick Blocks, Coins, Sounds and More. Like...

How to Make Video Games 14

In this tutorial we continue making our Super Mario Clone! We cover Sorting Layers, Animations, Collisions, Controlling Characters, Awake(), Changing Characters Facing Direction, Jumping, Raycasting and Much More. All of the code follows the video below. Here are all the Images and Sounds used in this...

How to Make Video Games 13

In this video tutorial we start making a Super Mario Clone!!! I’ll cover Pixel Art with Gimp, Sprites, Setting up a New Game, Cleaning up Images, Slicing Sprite Sheets, Designing Scenes, Tracking Chracters with a Camera, and Much More. All of the code used follows the video below. Here is a link to all...

How to Make Video Games 12

In this part of my How to Make Video Games Tutorial series we finish Tetris!!! We add sounds, increase game difficulty, create a game over scene, display the next Tetris shape before it is displayed and much much more. Like always all of the code follows the video below. The images and sounds are here. The...

How to Make Video Games 11

Only 2 videos remain until we finish Tetris! In this video we will focus on deleting full rows. We will search each column in each row to find those full of cubes. Then we’ll delete them in the array as well as in the scene. Then we have to bring all blocks above down and then increase the score on the...

Little Nightmares Livestream

The wife and kids went away to Girl Scout camp and I decided to livestream Little Nightmares. This game was highly recommended because it is a Puzzle / Horror game. I love the way the game looks. It is very similar in appearance to Limbo and Inside. I wasn’t however a big fan of the fact that I often...

How to Make Video Games 10

We continue making a Tetris clone in this video. Our goal this time is to get those Tetris shapes to stack on each other. A lot more goes into that then we may have thought. I’ll be covering Simulating Game boards in Arrays, Printing Arrays, Removing Event Handling from Objects, Instantiating Objects,...

How to Make Video Games 9

In this video I continue creating Tetris! This time I cover how to Move and Rotate Shapes, Except Keyboard Input, Spawn Shapes, Handle Custom Collisions, Debug, Make Shapes Fall, and Move Objects at Different Time Frames. Like before I create all the code here blind with no previous preparation. All the code...

How to Make Video Games 8

In this video I start making one of the greatest games ever being Tetris! I’m trying something new this time. In previous videos I tested ideas before videoing them. This time I will create Tetris with no previous preparation. I’ll test my way through creating the whole game. I think this will...

How to Make Video Games 7

In this part of my Video Game Tutorial we completely finish Space Invaders! Well create the Alien AI, Think About when it Makes Sense to Ignore Collisions, Randomize AI Firing, Change Images, Hone AI Movement, Make Objects Appear, Randomize Actions, Animate Explosions, Utilize Sound Effects and use...

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