How to Make Video Games

I made a 31 part video tutorial series that teaches how to make video games by actually making real games. On this one page I have both the videos along with links to all the code. On top of that you can download the full projects for every game here Pong, Space Invaders, Tetris, Mario, Ms. Pac-Man and...

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In the final video of my How to Make Video Games series I’ll cover many things not covered before. We’ll mainly focus on how to animate throwing the boomerang. I’ll animate the path and rotation of the boomerang directly in Unity. I’ll then write the code for stunning the villains hit...

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In this part of my video game tutorial I will continue making Zelda. I’ll focus this time on something I have not covered before which is how to create the AI for our villain so that he will travel on his own around the game board looking for Link. The villain will travel around using very few system...

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In this part of my How to Make Video Games series I will continue making a Zelda clone. I’ll create animations for the villains and animate them. I’ll also cover a new way to animate Link’s sword from inside of code. We’ll use coroutines to make items show and then disappear on the...

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As we continue making Zelda, I’ll show you how to make the camera follow Link. We’ll create a script that animates Link smoothly. I’ll show you how to handle collisions between game assets and I’ll demonstrate the usefulness of tags. We’ll also make a Sound Manager we’ll...

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In this part of my Video Games Tutorial we will continue to design our Zelda clone, but this video is also a stand alone tutorial. We’ll be taking a look at how the Tiled Map Editor can make it easy to design levels. We’ll then bring those levels into Unity with Tiled2Unity. As an added bonus...

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In this part of my How to Make Video Games Tutorial we’ll cover how to animated Link, moving Link, creating a game board array and numerous other things. Here is a link to the Sprite Sheet I’m using. I decided to show 2 ways to create Link and the game board to show the positives and negatives of...

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In this part of my Video Game Tutorial I’m going to setup all of my Zelda clones assets and create the entire board. These techniques can be utilized to make games in multiple frameworks. I a future video I’ll also show you how to do this in a Unity centric way using a program called the Tiled...

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This is the first part of my video series in which I will make a Legend of Zelda clone. I get asked all the time to cover how to make pixel art, so I’ll cover that first. I’ll show exactly how I drew Link and then I’ll draw a ground sprite as well. We’ll also look at the finished...

Legend of Zelda Sprite Sheets

I’m working on my next video game tutorial which will be a Legend of Zelda Clone. I want to make it as good as possible and that is why I have hand drawn very detailed Zelda sprite sheets. They are all finished now and can be found below. They are all transparent PNG files. I’m now making the...

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