:Level 5: Collision Detection & AI

After a marathon work week, you pat yourself on the back and pack up your stuff, ready to enjoy the lazy weekend ahead. As you get up to leave, you’re startled to discover Guy Shifty perched like the Cheshire Cat on the edge of your desk.

“Hey hey! Where are you off to? It’s the Lucky Dare Game Jam Competition this weekend. Don’t tell me you’re not doing it? You of all people need to build out your portfolio. Besides, this is the most fun game jam of the season. All my employees love doing it every year—which is why I made it mandatory.”

He might not be selling it well, but game jams definitely are good fun. Building small but complete games in a limited time forces you into the habit of getting games finished—the ...

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