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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Here are my most recent posts

Unravel Gameplay

Tonight I live streamed the puzzle platformer Unravel and it is one amazing game! The game mechanics are fantastic! The puzzles are challenging, but not sadistic. It is beautiful and I think the story will be as well. Like always I played the game while you guys helped me when I got stuck. I answered random...

Learn to Crochet

I want to start up Maker Monday again and I thought it would be fun to teach everybody how to crochet. I’ll cover how to hold your yarn and hook, as well as Slip Knots, Chain, Single, 1/2 Double, Double and Triple Crochet Stitches. It is very important when starting to keep your loops loose and to...

How to Make Video Games 23

In this video we finish Ms. Pac-Man and learn how to do even more! We’ll create and set up all 4 Ghosts, position Ghosts in the center cell, return Ghosts after eaten, move Ghosts randomly, chase Ms. Pac-Man, have Ghosts eat Ms. Pac-Man, update scores and a whole lot more. All of the code follows the...

How to Make Video Games 22

In this part of my tutorial on making Ms. Pac-Man we learn all sorts of useful techniques. We’ll learn how to use arrays to keep Ms. Pac-Man in the maze, modeling a game board in an array, turning ghosts blue, animating ghosts, accessing game object scripts in code, going through portals, more about...

How to Make Video Games 21

In this part of my Video Games Tutorial I show how to make the hardest part in Pac-Man, which is the Ghost AI Algorithm. We’ll Create the Ghost AI so Ghosts Circle Around the Maze on their own, They’ll React to Collisions with Pivot Points and They’ll Always Remain Perfectly Centered....

How to Make Video Games 20

In this tutorial we continue making Ms. Pac-Man. This time we will Find out How to use Multiple Audio Sources, Set up Sound Effects, Allow Ms. Pac-Man to Eat Dots, Set up the Interface, Update Scores when She Eats Dot and a whole lot more. All of the images used are here. The code follows the video below....

How to Make Video Games 19

In this video I finish setting up the system that will allow Ms. Pac-Man to perfectly travel through the maze. We’ll cover how to calculate if Ms. Pac-Man can Move in Certain Dirctions, Working with GameObjects in an Array, Keeping Ms. Pac-Man from Getting Stuck, Simulating Hitting Walls, Animating,...

How to Make Video Games 18

In the next 2 videos I’ll cover how to lock Ms. Pac-Man perfectly inside of the maze as she moves around. We will do this not through colliders, but instead by using pivot points, which will make the movement very clean and also resource light. We’ll cover how to Setup Pivot Points, Putting...

How to Make Video Games 17

You asked for it, and now here it is a Ms. Pac-man Clone! In this specific video I’ll cover how to draw all the sprite assets in Gimp including the Ghosts, Ms. Pac-Man, GameBoard, Dots, etc. Then we’ll cover how to create a pixel precise grid layout, setup our project, create sprite sheets,...

How to Make Video Games 16

In this video tutorial we completely finish our Mario Clone!!! It has been a ton of fun for me. I hope you have liked it as well? In this video we will Learn how to Program Wall Jumping, Use Raycasts, Animate Enemies, Create Enemies that Attack, Use Gizmos, Draw a Sprite Sheet, Slice Sprite Sheets and a...

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