Sonny Bone
Player, developer, and lover of video games. Ludum Dare game jammer and rad dude. God of Phantom Green Studios.
  • Game Development
    Minimalism in Game Design: Examples, Tips, and IdeasArticlebox
    Minimalism is much more than an art style. In this article, we examine several examples of minimalist design in popular games, and discuss ways to implement simple design solutions in our own.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Bringing Your Game to Life in 10 Simple StepsPromo%20image
    Whether it's a simple game jam entry or a long-term passion project, your game needs to feel alive in the hands of players. In this tutorial, I'll share ideas for bringing your game to life, and demonstrate what happens when you apply every one of those ideas to a simple game demo.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Mastering the GameMaker Studio Particle SystemMastering game maker particle effects system
    Grab the attention of your players with fancy particle effects using the intuitive, built-in GameMaker Studio particle system. In this tutorial, I'll show you everything you need to know to create your own amazing effects in this game engine.Read More…
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    Understanding Licenses, or, “Can I Use This Asset In My Game?”Understanding licenses can i use this asset in my game
    You've found the perfect song, the perfect sprite, or the perfect background—but can you legally use that asset in your game? In this article, we take a look at the basics of copyright licensing for independent game developers.Read More…
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    Parallax Scrolling: A Simple, Effective Way to Add Depth to a 2D GameTeaserblock
    With this tutorial, you'll walk away with a solid understanding of parallax scrolling, a classic 2D game technique that has stood the test of time. Whether you're new to game development or a grizzled veteran, this approach to the basic principles of parallax scrolling will let you bring more life and depth to your games.Read More…
  • Game Development
    How to Deal With a 'Bad' Game Jam ThemeSampleimage1
    You need to develop a game based on a specific theme and you're completely stumped. You have no ideas and time is quickly running out. Check out these quick tips to get those creative juices flowing.Read More…
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    Understanding and Implementing 3D Audio in GameMaker: StudioPreviewimage
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take control of GameMaker Studio's audio API to create 3D ambient sound effects.Read More…
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    Enhance Your Pixel Art With a Stylized Beveled Pixel EffectPreview1
    Transform your boring pixel art into something stylish. This effect can be applied to nearly any project with ease.Read More…