Creating a game for Atari 2600

Written by Kenney · Guide

You might be wondering why you'd spend time creating a game for a game console released over 40 years ago. Consoles like Atari 2600 have a lot of limitations regarding processing power, visuals and sound. Working with these limitations can make a fun distraction from larger projects and being forced to keep a small scope, use simple graphics and come up with a basic game design can be an interesting challenge.

Recommended game development channels on YouTube

Written by Kenney · List

After asking our community to tell us about the YouTube channels on game developmen they watch we've compiled a list, the channels are categorized but listed in no particular order.

Improving the presentation of jam games

Written by Kenney · Guide

Completing a game jam entry can be a daunting task by itself, but don't dismiss the presentation of your game. Ultimately you want players or judges to notice your game to play it, give it feedback and comments.

Handhelds for developers

Written by Kenney · List

Unbeknownst to many developers there's a whole bunch of handheld consoles available that you can build yourself, or program custom games for. We've compiled a list of the most popular handhelds, listing specs and glancing over the unique features of each device.

Short game development tips

Written by Kenney · Tips

The last couple of months we've been sharing short and sweet game development tips on our Twitter profile. Here's all of them, slightly expanded. Let us know if you've got a great tip yourself!

Manipulating pre-made game assets

Written by Kenney · Guide

Sometimes pre-made game assets aren't exactly in the format you hoped for. Imagine finding a spritesheet while the game engine you're using doesn't support sprite sheets, or having to plow through hundreds of separate files.

Must see videos for indie developers

Written by Kenney · Videos

There are plenty of videos on YouTube the guide you through game feel and design, but which are the best? We've compiled a list of our personal favorites. Got a great video that's not on the list yet? Let us know by commenting down below!