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42 PROCEDURAL GENERATION TIPZ FROM SOME INDIE NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT

By eva / July 20, 2011


HEY GUYS I KNOW ALL U WANT TO KNOW IS HOW TO PRODEDURAL GENERAT EVEBYTHING COS ITS THE CURRENT BUZZ TERM AND U WANT TO BE HIP N KOOL SO LETS GET IN TO THE TIPS

1. USE GAMEMAKER AND OR UNITY
U CAN ONLY USE THESE PROGRAM BUT OTHER HIP ALTERNATIVS INCLUDE "LOVE" AND "FLASH"

2. RAND() IS UR FREIND
U HAV TO RANDOM EVERYTHING THAT HOW U PROCEDUALR GENERAT THINGS

3. HOW BIG AND RANDOM THE MAP IS WAT MATTERS
MAK THE LEVEL SIZE 1000000000X 10000000

4. USE CAVE TILE
USING CAVE TILE HELP MAKS UR GAME LOOK LIKE CAVE STORY. OTHER ALTERNATIV IS GRASS TILE

5. MAKE IT A PLATFORMER OR A ROGUELIKE
ONLY THESE GENERES ARE PROCEDURALLABLE

6. REMEMBER TO USE THE TERM PROCEDURAL GENERATION WHENEVER POSSIBLE
IT MAKS U LOOK INTELIGENT

7. RAND() IS UR FRIEND... BUT 2 RANDS() ARE MORE KOOL
IT MAKE IT EVEN MORE RANDOM AND UNRPREDICTABL

8. DONT WORY ABOUT HOW THE LEVEL LOOK
THINKING IS TO HARD. GO BACK TO TIP 4 TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM

9. DONT WORY ABOUT REPETITION
PEOPL LIKE EXPLORING NOTHING AS LONG AS IT BIG AND RANDOM AND YOU COLLECT COINS

10. USE PIXEL ART
IT FIT THE THEME OF LEVEL BEING ABSTRACT AND CAVE TILE

11. DONT MAKE CONTENT
REMEMBER THE ONLY REASON FOR PROCEDURAL GENERATION: TO NOT MAKE ANYTHING YOURSELF

12. ONLY LET THE PLAYER EITHER JUMP AND MOVE
REMEMBER MINIMALISM IS KOOL

13. ALSO USE THE TERM "EXPLORATION" IN CONJUNCTION WITH "PROCEDURAL GENRATION"
THIS WILL GUARANTEE AN INDIE MEGAHIT, ALSO EXCUSES STEP 12

14. ALSO USE THE TERM "MINIMALISM"
SEE TIP 13

15. PLATFORMER GIMMICK
EVERY PLATFORMER REQUIRES 1 GIMMICK. HOWEVER HAVING PROCEDURAL GENERAITON COVERS THE QUOTA

WELL WHAT DO U DO AFTER U MADE THIS AMAZING GAME USING THES TIPS??? WEL NOW IT TIME TO MARKET

16. IGF ACHIEVEMTN UNLOCKD
YOU HAVE PROCEDURAL GENERATION. YOU WILL BE NOMINATED FOR A TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

17. INFLUENCES
REMEMBER UR INFLUNENCES ARE THE GAME FROM THE 1980 ALSO MENTION THE TERM METROIDVANIA

18. ORIGINALITY
ALWAYS SAY UR GAME IS COMPELTELY ORIGINAL. ALSO MENTION MADDEN HERE FOR BONUS POINTS

19. SELL UR GAME
MAKE SURE U MENTION TATH THERE IS NO DRM COS UR NOT A CORPORATE MONSTER. ALSO MENTION THAT UR THE ONLY ONE MAKING THE GAME FOR MAXIMUM GUILT TRIP

20. UR ULTIMATE GOAL
THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HAV THE GAME FEATURE BY TIMW. THIS MIGHT NOT HAPPEN ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE CLOWN MICHAEL ROSE

OK THATS IT I HOPE U LIKE THE TIPS. THIS IS TRIED N TRUE WAY TO MAKE A PROCEDURAL GENERATION


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