One Month Story Challenge

One month story challenge.

RPGs are driven by story and setting. The world you explore, the people you meet and the way the world changes are the big appeal of RPG games. But how do you get a good idea for a story? The same way you get good at anything; practice. It's ...

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Not Your Problem

These problems are not your problems.

You're an aspiring game developer. You want to make and release an awesome game to share with the world. This is hard. Far harder than say, writing a book. It's an alchemic mix of art, personal taste, cold hard math, logistics and engineering. Few can make a game ...

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Dialog Box Breakdown: Final Fantasy 1

The use of dialog boxes in Final Fantasy 1.

Final Fantasy 1 is one of the earliest games to use dialog boxes for conversation. It helped define many of the conventions we associate with RPG dialog today. RPGs display a lot of dialog, to create a really polished RPG experience; you need to get the dialog box right. Let ...

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