Month: August 2017

Hardware Requirements for Games and E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 7 | The E-Sport Podcast

Hardware Requirements for Games and E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 7 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/dleague7.mp3 What’s up gamers and game developers?! Welcome to the 7th episode of the D-LEAGUE! In this episode, Jan and I talk about how hardware requirements affect the games that you can and should develop, and how to decide which devices to test your game on. If you’re developing for PC, how do you know which parts to test with? Which laptops to test with? When you’re on mobile, which tablets and phones will your game work best on? How do you improve...

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Good Controls and Keybindings in Games and E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 6 | The E-Sport Podcast

Good Controls and Keybindings in Games and E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 6 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/dleague6.mp3 What’s up gamers and game developers?! Welcome to the 6th episode of the D-LEAGUE! In this episode, Jan and I talk about how important control schemes and keybindings are in video games and E-Sports, and how they differ between games. We talk about how creative one can and should get when developing a control scheme for a game, and how it can affect your playerbase. Make sure to check out the episode for all the details! See you in the...

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The Stress of Indie Game Development

Welcome to Earth, the place you came without a say where you can “get by” much more easily by doing everything you don’t want to, and that is exactly what 90% of people do. Cynical, I know, but no, I’m not writing lore for a new game idea. I will admit, I write this post in a quite annoyed state, but the transparency of Xenfinity is what makes this brand have a purpose. Speaking of which, that’s a big topic that I’d like to get into.   “Why?”   If you’re making a game, or plan on making a game, and can’t answer that question, you may want to reconsider. The reason “because it’s fun” is not doing you or your creative work any justice.   There are times where you won’t want to work. There are times where you won’t want to do someone else’s work. There are times where you won’t want to do your work.   You get the point. The reason I write this is because you need a reason bigger than your current wants, if you want to achieve your long-term wants. You will need a reason bigger than hatred itself, which might I mention is a very strong feeling, to achieve what it is you’re trying to achieve.   Why?   There are times where you will hate doing what you want to...

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Music and Sound Effects in Games and ESports – THE D-LEAGUE Episode 5 | The E-Sport Podcast

Music and Sound Effects in Games and ESports - THE D-LEAGUE Episode 5 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/dleague5.mp3 What’s up gamers and game developers?! Welcome to the 5th episode of the D-LEAGUE! In this episode, Jan and I talk about the effects of Music and Sound Effects in video games and Esports alike! We reminisce our experiences with music in the past, and the meaning it adds to our game. We also talk about which kinds of music are fitting in certain scenarios, and why it is that games pick the music they do. We move on to talking...

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