Everyone can make games

Welcome to Game Dev Beginner, my blog about learning to make games, even if you’ve never done it before.

I’m John, a professional video game composer and audio designer. For many years I’ve been working to help developers create audio and music for their games.

I’m also a keen amateur developer and since I was young I’ve loved learning how to make games.

There was just one problem…

Without much of a game development background I used to find it difficult to understand even basic concepts and mechanics. Tutorials and examples helped but, when trying to apply what I had learned out of context, I would often end up copy and pasting forum answers to solve problems, without really understanding why it worked (if it even worked at all).

I have since become more experienced and I’ve realised that, at first, I had missed out on some key lessons that, if I’d have only known them beforehand, would have made game development easier for me to understand and easier to learn.

I started Game Dev Beginner to share everything I have and will learn about modern game development, to try and provide helpful answers to common questions and to try to make getting into game development a little easier for beginners.

And, while I’m still not an expert, if there’s one thing I now know about game development it’s that you don’t need to be.

If you’re willing to take the time to learn, anyone can make games.

Even a complete beginner like me!