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11 Game Jam Tips

By kokororeflections

Need some tips for  your next game jam?  Not sure if you’d like to try one? What in the heck is a game jam, anyway? A game jam is a competition, taking place over a very short but varying timeframe (usually a few days) in which the participants attempt to put together a coherent game. […]

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What Game Creators Can Learn from Bob Ross

By kokororeflections

If you’re under the age of 30, you might never have heard of Bob Ross outside the realm of memes. For the uninitiated, when I was a kid, in the late 80s and early 90s, a show called “The Joy of Painting” aired on PBS. It was a modest and minimalistic program, with a mild-mannered, […]

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Dungeon Design Tips – Part 2

By kokororeflections

Are your dungeons broken? Do your players throw rotten fruit at you when they have to play your game? Do your game-making rivals snicker at you every time you make a new release?  Don’t suffer under the embarrassment of horrible gameplay!  Read our dungeon design tips and fix it! (Okay, that was way too dramatic. […]

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Stay Motivated and Keep Going!

By kokororeflections

It happens to everyone. You sit down in front of your epic masterpiece and you just can’t seem to get anything done. Or you don’t even sit down at all. What used to be fun is starting to look a whole lot like boring drudgery. If you’re starting to lose enthusiasm for game-making and can’t […]

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How to Transform Enemies Mid-Battle

By kokororeflections

So you want to make a battle where the boss shapeshifts into his true form halfway through? Or the villain loses a piece of their gloriously ostentatious armor in the middle of the fight? We can transform enemies right in the middle of the battle, and we don’t need a plugin. (Although there’s a glittering […]

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How to Write a Better Game – Give it the Goal It Needs!

By kokororeflections

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love RPGs, even the old school ones, and I’ve wiled away many an hour with the classics. However, if you’re going to write a better game, you can’t gloss over the fact that sometimes what happens in old school-style games just doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here’s a […]

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Dungeon Design Tips – Part 1

By kokororeflections

Having trouble designing that boss lair?  Take a look at our dungeon design tips! On the surface, it looks like it would be pretty simple to design a decent dungeon. After all, most of the rest of the parts of games are comparatively simple to design; towns really just need enough space to walk around […]

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10 Free Game Music Sites That Aren’t Incompetech

By kokororeflections

Don’t get me wrong. Incompetech is a great site. A really great site. Honestly, I think Kevin MacLeod is a great fellow for writing so much high-quality music…and then sharing it with the creative community. For absolutely nothing. People don’t get enough props for sharing free creative stuff for nothing. The problem with being such […]

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