A Potted History of Epic Games

It was the mid-90s, a time of grunge music, flannel shirts, and floppy disks. In the small town of Potomac, Maryland, a group of young programmers were tinkering with a new technology that was about to revolutionize the world of video games. This technology was called Unreal Engine, and it was the brainchild of a company called Epic Games.

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Cris talking in front of a live class in 2022 at DevCom

Delivering a Confident and Informative Talk at a Game Development Conference: Tips and Tricks

Giving a talk at a game development conference can be a challenging experience, but with the right preparation and approach, you can deliver a confident and informative presentation that showcases your expertise and skills. Remember to choose a topic you’re passionate about, know your audience, and relax and have fun! By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to giving a successful talk and impressing your peers.

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The Importance of Waiting Before Upgrading Your Game Development Project

In the fast-paced world of game development, it can be tempting to jump on the latest update or upgrade the moment it becomes available. But rushing to upgrade your project can lead to unexpected bugs and compatibility issues that can cause significant headaches and delays. It’s important to wait and test the new version with a small project first and check forums for reported issues. Additionally, make sure to regularly back up your project with multiple backups in case something goes wrong during the upgrade process. So, take your time and make smart choices to avoid unexpected issues and ensure a smooth upgrade process.

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