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, and for many years I’ve been working to help developers create audio and music for their games (more about that here).

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

Except, there’s always been one problem…

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

Luckily, I’ve since become more experienced and I’ve realised that, at first, I had missed out on some key lessons that, if I’d 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 genuinely 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!