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Monkey Game Development by Michael Hartlef

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Let's have a little playtime

Now that you have this task out of the way, close Monk again. Why? Because we should first see what kinds of games you could create, and then get familiar with Monkey and its feature set.

Game developers should always play other computer games, not only to have fun but also to study them. When you play a game, try to analyze how it could be done; how a certain feature affects gameplay. Or look at the technical aspects of a game, such as what kind of graphic effects a game uses, how the game rewards the player, and so on. You can get so much information out of a game, that it really can help you become a better game developer and designer.

And to get a better picture of Monkey's abilities, you should take the time now ...

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