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I created my first game after quitting web development! 🎮

helleworld_ profile image Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 ・2 min read

WARNING I do not intend to start a battle because of my cover image in this article. I just thought it would be funny.

Hello, users! 👋

Long time we don't read each other!




So it's been almost 6 months since I left web development and joined the gamedev journey. The why's and how's, however, won't be included in this article.

So after all I've been learning I can finally show my first official game... ¡Space Walk! 🥳

Space Walk

Space Walk is a 2d-platform-shooter, a project I created for school. In other words, my homework. However, I'm really happy with the result and I wanted to publish it and show it in my portfolio.

Some images:

Space Walk gameplay

Space Walk gameplay

Space Walk gameplay

Space Walk gameplay lose screen

You can play it here. ✨

The challenge

As homework the requirements were not extensive, but I wanted to take this assignment as a personal challenge and create a game from beginning to end, with a closed level and some mechanics that were hard for me to code.

Thanks!

So I just wanted to show this because I'm really proud I could create this from scratch and with my own knowledge.

Hope you have a great week, read you soon! 👋

PS; You can read the postmortem here.

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Frank Corso

Congrats on your first game! Always an exciting milestone in game dev.

Back when I was in game dev (before I switched to web dev), my first game was a very basic pong clone except with both players having two paddles instead of one.

So, your space platformer is definitely better than my first game 😅

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Thank you, Frank!

Though 2 paddles are definitely better than one, that was a very great idea!

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Marcel

Hey that's amazing, congratulations! I'm a Front-End dev but I definitely want to learn game development one day, I'm thinking about starting with a Unity 2D course I saw on udemy and some sprite design just like yours, which engine did you use btw?

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Sounds nice! I'm using Unity right now, I feel really comfortable with it, didn't took me long to adapt!

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Hunter Peress

Holy Wow!!!! Amazing!!!!

I jumped down the first hole in the ground and I was very pleasantly surprised there was a whole other "underworld" down there.....

BRAVO!!!!

As a quick note, it only worked in Safari for me, but failed in chrome. Maybe a note?
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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

It's a known issue! Sadly I don't know why 😥, thanks for playing it, glad you liked it!

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Paloma

Congrats! That sounds very exciting! I'm thinking about checking out the game dev section.
I wanted to test the game but when I click "Run Game" I get a blank screen.
dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/...
Am I doing something wrong? :/

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Hello 👋, it doesn't work properly depending on what browser you're using it seems. Chrome sometimes work, so does Opera and Safari. But I still don't know why, maybe it's due to the version of the browser...

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Paloma

Hey Desiré,

ok :)
for the sake of the completeness: i'm using Chrome 87.0.4280.141.

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Nav Pahwa

The screenshots look cool man! Maybe you can expand on your current idea, beta test with some of your family/friends and then release the final version on steam.
Congratulations on your first game btw!

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Killian Frappart

Love it! I plan on starting a gamedev journey as well.

Congratulation for your first game, keep sharing your projects 🔥

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Thank you so much Killian, feel free to reach me anytime to share gamedev journey's things! 🙌

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Pablo Hernández Castillo

You became an inspiration to me. Congratulations on all your achievements, thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.
Saludos 😉

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Unknown Haseeb

You are doing very well

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Kauress

Interesting, I made the semi switch as well, though I still heavily enjoy vanilla JavaScript. Though I'm doing Unity3D, gamedev and VR more now. Btw your game is fun to play!

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Ben Halpern

Heck yeah!

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RealToughCandy.io

Ah, what a fun game! I liked the freedom of choosing left or right instead of being forced in one direction.

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Really glad someone noticed the path's freedom! 🙌 Thanks for playing 😄

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Great work! And didn’t knew you switched to game development. Good luck with the new journey. 🤗

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

Thank you so much! It's been a crazy ride but I'm enjoying it so much. 😄

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Franck Binde

Well done 🤗! You have all the reasons to be proud of yourself.

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Fatih Küçükkarakurt

Congratulations. It was pretty fun. I wish you success on this long road :)

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Jonyk56

hmmmm, maybe i should make the switch..

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Julien Maury

love that story!

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Rafarel

I can't imagine not developing games :) I do both web and games. I personaly use Unity to create my games

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Riki Adi Setiawan

wow, that's awesome!. and I think you need to share your journey switching to game dev. hope you enjoy your new adventure!!

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 Author

I didn't think it'd be that interesting, but you're right, I should share it! 😊