Category : Game Dev Thoughts

Marketing Notes
Marketing Notes

Ideas about marketing, and general principles

Notes on world and level design
Notes on world and level design

Ideas and notes about creating a world. Let’s say medieval. This article will be completed aftetwards. Objects, props, furniture to fill a house: Table, chairs Bed Library cupboard Drawer Hanging stuff (meat, …) Carpets, curtains, … Candles Fireplace, chimney cooking place Chest Webs Note: think about the different zones 8n a regular house and what

Unity 3D World Making Tools – Part 2

Here’s a little article following this one, about my personal favourite assets from Unity3D Asset Store, which are useful for creating a world, medieval, but not only. 3… 2… 1… Let’s jam: Fog Volume 3: Well it’s for fog. Either in a dungeon, in a forest, or in space. And it is supported by Enviro (who

Narration, Cinema, and Video Games

So, I’m watching a video showing a conference, in french, about narrative design, talking, among other things, about an opposition between video games and cinema. And suddenly, « oooh it makes me wonder… ». And while there are many things i would have to say about what was being said in the conference, the first main question

One Step At A Time

As an indie game developer, or even anyone working on a personal project, especially alone, motivation is a key element of a project’s. It may sound a bit silly at first, since, well, some people could say: « motiviation is up to you, it’s a matter of will », etc. Well, the people who are the most

Asset Store Assets

A little article today about this question that sometimes pop up: Is it ok to use assets from an asset store (e.g. the Unity Asset Store)? I believe it depends on many other aspects than just using it or not, and it also depends of course on who your game is meant to be played


Cameras? The great thing about 3D is that you can more or less control the camera like it’s a real camera. I mean, in 2D, from my very short experience, there is not much of a concept of camera, except now in things like Unity, but you just draw the tiles so that it’s on

In the beginning…

In the not-beginning, there was… In the same idea than my previous and first article in the Dreams of Ylina indieDB page, I will write a little bit about my gamer experience, back in the days when The Offspring was about to be famous but still independant: the early 90s. If I ever write other articles on