Indie Game Inspiration #4

See below some of the best indiedev from this week on Twitter (through May 12). Inspired to make your own game? Check out Mammoth Interactive’s Ninja Survival gamedev course!

If this inspired you to make your own game, enroll in our “Legend of Zenda” gamedev course. It’s on sale now for only 19 dollars!

Learn Unreal with our new book series 📖

It’s that time of year… we at Mammoth Interactive have published new books! Available in both Paperback and eBook format, check out “Introduction to Unreal” and its sequel “Build 6 Games in Unreal.”

The Unreal Engine is a powerful program for building games. Learn how to navigate the Unreal editor by building a Coin Collector game!

First we set up the Coin Collector game’s design in Unreal. You learn how to position a camera in a game so that the user sees the game from your desired viewpoint. We make Blueprints to save objects. We give shape and color to the characters and objects in the game.

A sneak preview of the Paperback edition.

A sneak preview of the Paperback edition.

Then we use C++ scripts to give the game custom functionality. You learn how to process collisions and keep track of the number of times two objects collide. We make a coin disappear when the player touches it. We add a text box to the game to display the score. As well, we enable the player to restart the game with a hotkey.

By the end of this book, you know how to create a game from scratch that responds to user input through keyboard controls.

 

Learn how to navigate the Unreal editor while building 6 basic games. This book is an extension of “Introduction to Unreal.”

A sneak preview of the eBook edition.

A sneak preview of the eBook edition.

We make the following games:

  • Coin Collector Game
  • Shooter Game
  • Platform Switcher Game
  • First Person Shooter Game
  • Turret Game
  • Runner Switcher Game

Both of these books make creating your own game easy and efficient. You learn both the coding and artistic sides to game development. As such, you gain a unique perspective that is familiar with the different skills needed to make a game. Grab your copy today. 📖

 

Indie Game Inspiration #3

See below some of the best indiedev from this week on Twitter (through May 12). Inspired to make your own game? Check out Mammoth Interactive’s Ninja Survival gamedev course!

 

https://twitter.com/folmerkelly/status/862717550668517376

https://twitter.com/nonplayercat/status/842148145438064641

https://twitter.com/CPriestman/status/862055062033575936

If this inspired you to make your own game, enroll in our “Legend of Zenda” gamedev course. It’s on sale now for only 19 dollars!

Indie Game Inspiration #2

There’s so much awesome indie game inspiration on Twitter. See below some of my favorites of late. Inspired to make your own game? Check out Mammoth Interactive’s Ninja Survival gamedev course.

https://twitter.com/PolyTreehouse/status/859683993456914432

https://twitter.com/PetiteGames/status/859825071178887169

https://twitter.com/lumberjackapps/status/859750407882641413

 

https://twitter.com/TumbleSeedGame/status/859436656709050372

If this inspired you to make your own game, enroll in our Ninja Survival gamedev course. It’s on sale now for only 19 dollars! If you want to be featured next week, tag @MammothCompany, or comment below.

Our new course: Make 3D characters easily with MakeHuman and Blender3D.

A faster way to build 3D models.

We’ve got another new course for you. This one features MakeHuman, and it’s currently 91% off.

In “Make 3D characters easily with MakeHuman and Blender3D,” you create 3D models in MakeHuman and Blender3D. This course is for anyone who wants to to make art digitally. We target ​complete beginners.

Why MakeHuman?

MakeHuman is a ​free software that you can use to create realistic 3D humans. It makes designing models fast and intuitive.

Why Blender?

Blender is a powerful program that can be used to make art assets, including characters. Blender is cross-platform. The art you make in Blender is easy to add to games or other projects.

Can’t forget Unity

You also learn how to integrate the art you make in Unity. Unity is one of the most popular platforms in game development. You can use Unity to build 2D and 3D games. Unity is cross-platform, which means it is easy to use with other programs.

To follow along with these tutorials, you will need the following programs: MakeHuman, Blender, and Unity. They are free to download. Our MakeHuman course was recorded on a Mac computer, but you can use MakeHuman, Blender, and Unity on a PC. Ready to begin?