MGGA – Introduction to Game Stories

Full video –

https://youtu.be/huEz7pwEjJ0

New Make Gaming Great Again video – Introduction to Game Story.

When you understand the game world and the characters involved, you can start to understand that stories are simply a tug of war between protagonists and antagonists where they try to overcome each other’s efforts in order to achieve their goals, ending up as an epic confrontation at the end of the game.

Then you can write a game story, or any story in fact, because you see it as a simple chess match of moves and counter moves.

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MGGA – Introduction to Variables

Full Video –

https://youtu.be/VSRB2hP12nA

Variable Definition –

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_(computer_science)

SwiftPlaygrounds –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/swift-playgrounds/id908519492?mt=8

Variables are snippets of code which store a value of any random thing in your program or game. It’s used by game developers to dictate what object in a game does what to where and when, all things that are defined by Variables.

Looking at previous episodes, the Guards are their complete own variable, and Shopkeeps would be their own variable, the player character is their own variable, townspeople are their own variables, a door is a variable, and just about anything is a variable which is defined the developer. That way you can code further things to say Door193 will only unlock with Key039 and not any other key in your pack.

Introduction to Character Drawing

Full Video –

https://youtu.be/Pg7sGhHtU0E

Resources –

Draw Anime Bodies –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-anime-bodies-draw-anime-body-figures-13123

Draw a Simple Anime Girl –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-a-simple-anime-girl-18593

MGGA – Anime Girl 3 angles

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.373707473173151&type=3

MGGA – Introduction to Procreate

https://youtu.be/pQqV5_QycL4

MGGA – Introduction to Humanoid Drawing

https://youtu.be/ThdD1BziRf4

Procreate for iPad – ($13.99 cnd but it’s worth it)

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/procreate/id425073498?mt=8

If Procreate is too Expensive – Autodesk SketchBook for iPad –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213?mt=8

Virtual Human Body for iOS –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/virtual-human-body/id470890348?mt=8

With time and practice, you can learn to draw much better. When it comes down to it, with game design you need to be proficient in drawing characters in all kinds of different angles because of the mechanics of a game.

If you have a side scroller, you need to have great side profiling skills. If you have cutscenes, you need characters that look great from the front and from the 45 degree angle camera. If you have a 3rd person shooter, you need to make sure that backside looks great as well.

I use the Anime Girl 3 angles to teach the basics of drawing the same character from multiple angles. Practicing with these practice sheets is important, because you’ll start to wrap your brain around how to draw characters from any angle, an important skill for any artist.

Thanks for watching and Making Games Great Again!

MGGA – Introduction to Characters

Full Video –

https://youtu.be/K2Dbh7eDYcA

Game Design Manual template –

https://trollyshitpost.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/ctaylordesigntemplate.pdf

Sonic Foxes acceptance speech –

https://youtu.be/pyR-8Fcbf48 (2:40 for the direct quote), a caricature of him will be in my game.

The Game World section, the Character section and the Story section are the trinity of pages that create the story you want to tell with your game. These help you tell amazing stories that challenge your players and entertain them. Without these you might as well just make a card game.

With the character section of your GDM, think about all the relevant details as you are creating the descriptions of your characters. All the character classes and powers, the back stories, the stories in the game, their personality, alignment changes and any other thing that should be included, and a full character sheet.

This may seem daunting at first, but you only need to start with a list of the characters first, and then you can add to this section as time and production permits.

Thanks for watching this video and Making Games Great Again!

MGGA – Introduction to Algorithms

Full Video –

https://youtu.be/sRLSQwll7vY

Algorithms Definition –

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithm

SwiftPlaygrounds –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/swift-playgrounds/id908519492?mt=8

Algorithms are one of most misunderstood concepts in the world. If you listen to the news, Algorithms are going to create the great robotic uprising, and you can’t go onto a conservative online space and not hear about Facebook, Twitter and Google altering their algorithms to silence conservative thought. Algorithms are to blame, or are they.

Algorithms are just tools, and they’re simply digital solutions to problems. Whether you want to make sure a character has a key before you let them enter a room, or you create level up scripts, or power scripts, or any other coding, anytime you solve a problem with coding you have just created an algorithm. Sure, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are using algorithms in very biased ways to silence conservative voices but the problem is not algorithms but the people who create them.

Today, I talk about how all the lessons we’ve taken so far have been teaching you how to create your own algorithms to solve issues in SwiftPlaygrounds, and that this concept applies to game development as well, especially level design, which I briefly touched upon in the Game World Page.

Thanks for watching and making games great again.

Introduction to Female Drawing

Full video –

https://youtu.be/pdo9KAnW2YE

Resources –

Tutorials –

Draw Anime Bodies –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-anime-bodies-draw-anime-body-figures-13123

Draw a Simple Anime Girl –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-a-simple-anime-girl-18593

MGGA – Anime Girl

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.373700876507144&type=3

MGGA – Anime Girl 3 angles

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.373707473173151&type=3

MGGA – Introduction to Procreate

https://youtu.be/pQqV5_QycL4

MGGA – Introduction to Humanoid Drawing

https://youtu.be/ThdD1BziRf4

Apps –

Procreate for iPad – ($13.99 cnd but it’s worth it)

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/procreate/id425073498?mt=8

If Procreate is too Expensive – Autodesk SketchBook for iPad –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213?mt=8

Virtual Human Body for iOS –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/virtual-human-body/id470890348?mt=8

There are some similarities between drawing men and drawing women. First, the basic rules that similar between men and women. Both men and women are about 7 heads tall, and their shoulders and chests are 2.5-3 heads wide. That’s where the similarities end, women’s waists are narrower being 2 heads wide, and the hips of the woman is as wide as their shoulders, so women are more curvy than a man.

In this lesson, we have four tutorials from drawing hub, two that I saved before the tutorials got updated, and two updated tutorials. So if you want to spend time drawing each tutorial 10 times each, you can get all kinds of practice on it.

I always recommend a pencil tool in painting programs to draw before you go onto pen tools, because the pen tool needs to be very precise to look right, where a pencil tool can be drawn over to make look right, a pen tool looks messy if you do that.

After you get enough practice on both the male drawing and the female drawing, take a try at using the pen tool in your drawings. It can be frustrating at first, but after time will get better at it.

Thanks for watching and making gaming great again.

MGGA – Introduction to Game Worlds

Video –
https://youtu.be/NU-U1RRch_Y

Game Design Manual template –

https://trollyshitpost.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/ctaylordesigntemplate.pdf

Game Worlds are extremely important in the storytelling of video games. Before you say, video games don’t need stories to be good, in every single game I’ve ever played, there are story elements.

Game Designers know that in a game, every area should have it’s unique challenges you need to overcome, unique factions in it, and unique enemies, including CUPHEAD.

Game Worlds is a triune aspect of stories in games. You need to know the game world in every detail to create the characters that inhabit each part of that world which you need to create the story of your game.