The Importance of Randomness in RPGs

Historically, randomization has been one of the most important factors in role-playing games (RPGs). The first computerized RPGs were heavily based on table-top RPGs, which rely on dice rolls to determine gameplay.  Random factors can … Continue reading

Learn How to Make Games in Java This Summer!

Aspiring game developers and Java programmers! If you’d like to learn game development with Java this summer, sign up for this educational game jam series! So how does this work? For three months (June, July, … Continue reading

Why Is It So Hard to Program RPGs?

A lot of aspiring developers tell me that they want to program a JRPG-style game, with little to no programming experience. Within the past few months, I’ve had several potential students ask me about developing … Continue reading