Author: bilal

The Importance of Story and Lore In E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 3 | The E-Sport Podcast

The Importance of Story and Lore in E-Sports | THE D-LEAGUE – EPISODE 3 | THE E-SPORT PODCAST http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/dleague3.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and welcome to the third episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the importance of story or lore in video games, with a focus on E-Sports. We bring up questions of how the player experience changes by the level of detail implemented in the story of a game, and share our experiences playing games with shallow and in-depth story. Then, we delve into how a story is built around the community of E-Sports, like Starcraft’s competitive scene, and...

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Which Games do Gamers Play and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 2 | The E-Sport Podcast

Which Games do Gamers Play and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 2 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/dleague-ep2.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and welcome to the second episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the other side of game development: the players! To make a game, we need to fully understand our potential audience, and know the niche that our games fall within. We discuss the influence of nostalgia, word of mouth, tv, internet, game trailers, game conferences, and much more on the genres that gamers choose. We also boil down what really drives players to...

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Who Makes Games and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE – Episode 1 | The E-Sport Podcast

Who Makes Games and Why? | THE D-LEAGUE - Episode 1 | The E-Sport Podcast http://xenfinity.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/The-D-League-Ep1_1.mp3 Hey game developers! Bilal here, and I’ve teamed up with my friend Jan, who is much better at competitive play than I am (haha), to bring you the first episode of The D-LEAGUE Podcast! This podcast is going to be all about game design, what makes games “good,” player reactions, and all other kinds of analysis to help the success of games, or just learn more about game dev. In this first episode, we decided to talk about who develops the games we...

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The Best Microphones for Online Videos – Create YouTube Videos and Devlogs for More Sales

Hey developers, Bilal here, and in this article, I just want to talk about sound. Which microphones you should use that are within aspiring indie developer budget, can be used for developer video logs, streaming game development, and using YouTube to market your video game. I’ve talked about marketing for indie developers before, and I always recommend to do everything you can ASAP to expose your game. That includes YouTube videos, developer log videos, developer log articles, podcast series, and others. That said, let’s investigate the topic of audio in these cases. Now, right off the bat, I’d like...

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Essential Unity® Assets for Efficiency – My Favorite Unity® Assets | Asset Store Shopping Guide

Hey Game Developers, Bilal here, and I just wanted to share all of the Unity® assets that I find absolutely essential based on the type of games you’re creating. I’ve personally used all of these assets in my projects, and I highly recommend them as premium products from publishers who clearly put effort into creating tools to help you make games faster and better. If you’re a solo developer, these assets are MUST-HAVES because it’s very difficult to wear every hat in game development. You have to draw the line of doing everything somewhere, and these assets are a...

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