What are the biggest pains, as a game developer, that you encounter in your day

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Anthony_Miranda 102 Feb 11, 2014 at 18:41 game-development

Hi guys,

I was wondering what are the biggest pains, as a game developer, that you encounter in your day to day activities?

Any software/tools/tips you use to ease that pain? Any pain that you experience that you have not found a solution for?

I’m trying to see if we can help each other improve since what you may be experiencing, someone else is too and may have solve that issue.

Thanks -Anthony

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fireside 141 Feb 11, 2014 at 21:49

The biggest pain for me is when an engine won’t read my model format. Haven’t had much of an issue with it since I’ve been using Unity, but generally, that’s the biggest pain for me.

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Anthony_Miranda 102 Feb 12, 2014 at 16:11

I’ve been hearing a lot about Unity. Is that the top developing software? How long have you been using it for?

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fireside 141 Feb 12, 2014 at 17:05

I think I’ve been using it for a year or so. I would say it’s the top small indie developing game engine. Unreal gets used for more professional 3d games.

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rouncer 103 Feb 11, 2014 at 22:44

man, the whole thing is pain.

but you know what they say, no pain, no game.

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Anthony_Miranda 102 Feb 12, 2014 at 16:04

Very true!

But it doesn’t mean we can work on finding ways to easy the pain. Or even better if we can find something that eliminates it completely

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Stainless 151 Feb 12, 2014 at 08:17

The main problem for me is 3d meshes.

When it comes to 2d assets, we kind of have a few standards people use and generally loading them is trivial.

However the same is not true of 3d assets. People use so many file formats, and not all support all the things you want.

I regularly have to re-texture objects because I find UV coordinates out of range, generate maps for this or that, fix problems.

Importing a 3d asset should be a ten minute job, but it is often a two day job.

Wish I had my own graphics artist

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Anthony_Miranda 102 Feb 12, 2014 at 15:40

Hi Stainless,

Would you be up for a Skype call for a few minutes?

I would love to dig deeper into it. I’m trying to use my problem solving skills and my network ( http://thefoundation.com/invitation/ ) to see if I can help ease the pain in some way.

I’m NOT trying to sell you anything!

-Anthony Miranda Skype username: Anthonym534 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymiranda5 FB: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.miranda.14

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JarkkoL 102 Feb 17, 2014 at 08:13

Poor iteration times is #1 easily, over engineering is probably the #2