You might think that with all the tech available these days you can’t make a decent game, but puh-lease. Big money is behind most of today’s top game developers, and they will not rest until their creations are churned out at the highest level possible. But even though AAA game development is an industry unto itself, there’s still plenty of room for indie developers to succeed. What sets your project apart from the competition? Is it your unique IP or your innovative use of technology? Or do you just want to make the best game you can for as little money as possible? In this article, we take a look at some of the common pitfalls new developers fall prey to when trying to make their games stand out from the crowd. This is not an exhaustive list by any means – there are bound to be others that we have missed – but hopefully, this list will bring up a few tips on how not to make the same mistakes new devs make when they start creating their own.

The best way to get started in mobile game development is to get involved with the industry. If you are interested in learning more about the game development industry and want to know what it’s like to work in a fast-paced environment where you’ll be spending lots of time meeting constant deadlines, then this course is for you! In this 11-week course, you will learn everything you need to know about creating games for iOS and Android devices. You'll begin with an overview of the different platforms and technical components, before moving on to learn how to create a variety of different types of mobile games. You'll explore the ins and outs of building user-friendly software as well as developing challenging original titles. As a result, you'll become equipped with the skills necessary to start working in the industry.

It’s that time of year again when the wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest begins. This year will be no exception, with the northern portion of the state seeing its warmest average winter in nearly 20 years. Monday night into Tuesday morning will see a particularly high degree of fire danger, as thunderstorms bring persistent lightning, heavy downpours, and gusty winds. Overnight lows will hover around freezing, and visibility could fall to less than a half-mile at times. In many places across the region, firefighters are anticipating record levels of snowfall this season. That leaves many wondering what to do about all of these new flames. 

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