Making Games Start Fast: A Story About Concurrency

A common complaint in game development is that games take to long to start up. Players hate it and developers waste a long time watching loading screens.
Last spring I dived into my game’s startup code and figured out ways to shave tens of seconds out of the time to reach main menu, and was able to introduce similar benefits to most of our other titles by looking into threading efficiency.

In this port-mortem analysis, I will present the various steps I took to analyze concurrency, improve threading performance and reduce lock contention.
Attendees will be shown how Intel vTune can be used to profile threading issues, how “thread safe” APIs can be misleading and how re-architecturing code in a lock-free fashion can drastically improve throughput.
We will also briefly touch how user-facing application can cheat and achieve perceived speedups by knowing the users’ workflow.

https://github.com/CppCon/CppCon2020/blob/main/Presentations/making_games_start_fast/making_games_start_fast__mathieu_ropert__cppcon_2020.pdf

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How to Create a Successful Gaming App?

How to create a game app is a comprehensive guide, explaining the entire process of creating and publishing games for iOS and Android. Covering all the essential information a budding game developer needs to know.

 

Read More - https://www.brsoftech.com/blog/how-to-create-a-game-app/

 

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Game Development with .NET

We’ve launched a new Game Development with .NET section on our site. It’s designed for current .NET developers to explore all the choices available to them when developing games. It’s also designed for new developers trying to learn how to use .NET by making games. We’ve also launched a new game development Learn portal for .NET filled with tutorials, videos, and documentation provided by Microsoft and others in the .NET game development community. Finally, we launched a step-by-step Unity get-started tutorial that will get you started with Unity and writing C## scripts for it in no time. We are excited to show you what .NET has to offer to you when making games. .NET is also part of Microsoft Game Stack, a comprehensive suite of tools and services just for game development.

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.NET for game developers

.NET is cross-platform. With .NET you can target over 25+ different platforms with a single code base. You can make games for, but not limited to, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and mixed reality devices.

C## is the most popular programming language in game development. The wider .NET community is also big. There is no lack of expertise and support you can find from individuals and user groups, locally or online.

.NET does not just cover building your game. You can also use it to build your game’s website with ASP.NET, your mobile app using Xamarin, and even do remote rendering with Microsoft Azure. Your skills will transfer across the entire game development pipeline.

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Available game engines

The first step to developing games in .NET is to choose a game engine. You can think of engines as the frameworks and tools you use for developing your game. There are many game engines that use .NET and they differ widely. Some of the engines are commercial and some are completely royalty free and open source. I am excited to see some of them planning to adopt .NET 5 soon. Just choose the engine that better works for you and your game. Would you like to read a blog post to help you learn about .NET game engines, and which one would be best for you?

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AI in Game Development - ITChronicles

For some years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been penetrating almost all digital spaces. After playing an instrumental role in digital communication and real-time problem-solving in many industries, AI in game development is expanding too. The significant impact of AI has played an instrumental role in the mobile and console game industry’s success.

AI has taken game development to new heights. AI helps to ensure greater satisfaction for gamers by addressing their objectives and concerns. AI also helps game developers come with higher-value additions and revisions based on data-driven insights,

AI is now showcasing many unprecedented opportunities in the gaming industry besides fulfilling its primary promise of delivering a great gaming experience. Here are some of the key ways AI is affecting the development of modern games.

**AI-Based Player Profiling **

Game developers now include AI-based player profiling within the game frameworks. This offers a game-playing experience that suits the target player profiles’ characteristic elements. You can hire game developers in India who are experts in creating AI-based player profiles equipped and thoroughly trained with game playing styles and different in-game player behaviors. These talented game developers can deliver a highly real-life environment within the game thanks to precise player profiling based on AI technology.

Read More: https://itchronicles.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-in-game-development/

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Code retro games with Digital Making at Home

Join us for Digital Making at Home: this week, young people can recreate classic* video games with us! Through Digital Making at Home, we invite kids all over the world to code along with us and our new videos every week.

So get ready to code some classic retro games with us:

Check out this week’s code-along projects!

And tune in on Wednesday 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 7.30pm IST at rpf.io/home to code along with our live stream session!

  • Be warned that we’re using the terms ‘classic/retro’ in line with the age of our young digital makers — a LOT of games are retro for them ?

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How to Develop an NFT Gaming Platform From Scratch?

In general, developing an NFT gaming platform from scratch is similar to creating any blockchain application. Still, there are some unique aspects of NFT game development that make them worthy of mentioning in a step-wise order. The steps below give you a glimpse of building an NFT gaming platform from scratch.

  • Initially, one must plan all the facets of an NFT game. This includes technology, gameplay nature, blockchain(s) to work, market, target audience, competitors, and business plans. A road map should be drawn based on the observations.
  • Now, design the game’s prototype and get it tested with limited users. Based on the feedback, you can shape the game's front-end by designing all the in-game aspects.
  • Then, create the back–end features for the NFT gaming platform. Here, you should also integrate blockchain(s), smart contracts, and native tokens of your game.
  • Now, test the NFT gaming platform extensively for bugs and debug any errors that might be present.
  • At last, launch the NFT gaming platform for public use. Get gamer feedback and implement them in future updates to stay competitive in the gaming world.

If you want to create an NFT gaming platform, consider approaching a development firm that can help you realize your ideas.

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