Why We Should Continue To Learn

As a human being, not only for indie-developers, we must continue to learn and to contribute.

I had stopped that process during some stage of my life, and the result was disastrous because no one know what I can do, and during that time, I lost track of what is going on in the world and I repeated what I know already (while the world keeps on evolving). I encourage all to keep learning through various channels, like the following which I found useful.

Study from Online Courses

Join some paid online courses (not expensive at all) to systemically learn a subject. It helps to structure your thoughts.

Read Game Developer Blogs & Forums

Get a few quality sites and start reading them. For me this was a new experience too. Instead of just playing games and surf the news, go to these sites for the sharing from game developers.

  • Gamasura.com – Their sub heading is “The Art & Business of Making Games”

Subscribe to Google Alerts

  • Login to Chrome, go to google “google alerts”. Type in subject like “games development” and let Google find you interesting articles and read them from your email.

Facebook Groups

  • Login to Facebook, go search and join Facebook Groups like Indie Game Development Feedback (Closed Group). If it is a closed group ask for the approval and wait for your approval. Good groups attract people of the like minds. I found people who do music and managed to ask them a few things like if they could freelance and help me add music to my game. And having a group there made you know you are not alone. Contribute to the community and be a good member.

Read Books

I constantly read books. It is my hobby. But of course this depends. For some readings I would recommend are as follows:

  • A Year with Minecraft: Behind the Scenes at Mojang by Thomas Arnroth
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel

How do you usually learn and keep yourself up-to-date? Do you keep learning or did you forget about it like me? Feel free to share your story, or let me know if I should share more above!

Cheers! For good games!

Louis (NKBDL)

Aug 12, 2017

Categories: Developer's Blog

NKBDL

Louis (NKBDL) here. I am currently into Clash Royale, Walking Dead Road to Survival and various mobile games. The best PC games I loved playing recently were Dota2, Starcraft2, Xcom2 and Civilization Beyond Earth. For mobile games I loved Out There Omega. For our company NK, we seek to bring you the best fun ideas from our mind to the most recent mobile platforms. Stay tuned with us by following us on Facebook and subscribing to Todcha comics!

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