In today’s world, there are several options for learning a new trade, hobby, or specialty. Thanks to the internet, we now have an endless pool of information available to us. Now, you can log on to any forum, page, or channel and find yourself engulfed with tips, tricks, and tools of the trade. When it comes to game design, there are three YouTube channels known for housing extremely useful information. This article expands on the previous article, “Steps To Becoming An Indie Game Developer” and will delve further into these learning resources.
- Written by Anthony W | Created on 11 September 2017
If you’re a gamer that has ever wondered what it would be like to create your own games, then there’s a few things you’ll want to know and a few steps you’ll need to follow.
Step 1. Picking A Game Engine
If you don’t know what a game engine is, it’s essentially the software that developers use to create the virtual world the game will exist in. It calculates things like physics, space, and other rules that are necessary for games to run properly. There are many engines out there to choose from and they each have their unique features. However, there are a couple that really stand out to first time developers due to their ease of use, and overall quality. They also have the added benefit of being used by major game studios, so they’re obviously very good.
- Written by Anthony W | Created on 21 August 2017
A lot of people wonder how you can make money streaming games on Twitch, or how streamers and YouTubers generate revenue. We’ve previously detailed many ways for revenue generation on YouTube, but haven’t specifically spoken about YouTube’s streaming service for revenue.
With Twitch, it’s straight-forward: Run ads during the stream, depending on where breaks make the most sense (a bio break, for instance, is an excellent time to roll an ad while the audience is waiting your return).
As we’ll describe in a later article, YouTube Live isn’t necessarily as easy to monetize. You’ll have to slate-in ads after the video, with some configuration done before hosting the stream. It’s best to work with someone to “man the booth,” so to speak, while the stream is ongoing.
- Written by Steve B. | Created on 14 August 2017
Esports has been an industry that has been gaining significant traction year on year over the past decade and it is now becoming mainstream. As more celebrities, sports teams and major brands are getting involved in the space in a variety of different capacities, it lends weight to the idea that eSports is here to stay.
Now that it is clear that the industry is growing rapidly, nobody wants to miss out on the opportunity to capitalize. This is why two major figures in the world of traditional sports have decided to put their money down and get a slice of the action.