Level Up on Channel 9! Moving forward, new tutorial episode artifacts will be posted on the Level Up Repository..GAME has merged with
.GAME is a show hosted on Channel 9 that is dedicated to game development with a primary focus on .NET technology. Each episode will focus on tutorials, cover helpful tips/tricks, or feature an interview with an industry expert. This repository houses all the artifacts tied to the episodes so that you can follow along or play around with the final project.
How to find out when new videos are posted
How this repository is organized
Any artifacts relating to an episode will be available in the Episodes folder, which is broken down by month and year. Artifacts will typically be code samples or full projects.
You can find the list of episodes organized by engine and topic here.
Feedback and topic requests
Have a topic you'd like to see covered? A great resource that should be listed? Or perhaps just some general feedback? Great! You can send it via:
Here's a list of resources to help get you started in various aspects of game development.
|MonoGame||Free Open Source implementation of the Microsoft XNA 4 Framework. Supports C#.|
|SadConsole||A MonoGame 3.5-based game library (using .NET 4.6) that provides an engine to emulate old-school console and command prompt style graphics. Source is on GitHub and they are looking for contributors. Learn more: Getting Started with SadConsole.|
|Duality||Modular 2D game engine that provides its own visual editor. It's highly extensible, written entirely in C# and backed by OpenGL. Source is on GitHub and they are looking for contributors. Learn more: Getting Started with Duality.|
|CryEngine||Engine for creating beautiful 2D and 3D games, be it VR or non. Recently integrated C# support.|
3D Modeling, Rigging and Animation
|Blender||A free/open source 3D creation suite. Great for modeling, rigging and animation.|
|Blender Guru YouTube Channel||A series of Blender tutorials.|
2D / Concept Art
|Ctrl+Paint||A library of videos teaching both digital painting and general drawing concepts.|
I recommend you double check the licensing on everything listed as it may have changed from the time that I added it. Most if not all on this list should be free.
|Kenney Game Assets||Over 35,000 free images, audio files and 3D models.|
|AxeyWorks Low Poly Free Pack||A collection of highly downloaded free 3D models.|
|Free Lowpoly Packs||Free low-poly assets created by QuaterniusDev.|
|Reddit List of Free 2D Assets||List of Free 2D Assets maintained on Reddit.|
|Over 2,600 Game Icons||Thousands of free icons in SVG or PNG format. Requests can be made on their GitHub.|